GARDENING

Is Your Garden Ready for Dose of Danger?

Decked out in spikes and spines, these perilous plants are water-friendly, beautiful, and just a little bit scary.

07/01/2014 By Kate Bryant

Slideshow

Slide Show: Inside the Danger Garden

We check out the Danger Garden, Loree Bohl's impressive collection of spiky, spiny, and prickly Northwest plants.

06/13/2014

GARDEN DESIGN

A Wild and Playful Portland Garden

Crafted humor, whimsical color, and seriously lush horticulture blend in one of the city's greatest backyards.

05/01/2014 By Randy Gragg

HABITAT

The Next Generation of Houseplants and Terrariums

Think outside the pot with these new design-savvy houseplant options.

04/02/2014 By Kate Bryant

GARDENING

Urban Farm Store Relocating to SE Powell

After a forced closure of their Belmont flagship due to ice and snow damage, the backyard farm experts are back in business.

03/13/2014 By Allison Jones

GET OUT AND GROW

Spring Food and Farm Workshops for Chefs and Gardeners

Grab a seed catalogue, gardening books, and make plans to attend one of these timely food and farm events.

02/13/2014 By Kristin Leigh

PLANTWISE

How to Get Rid of Your Lawn

Ditch the grass in favor of garden beds and flowers—without breaking your back

10/01/2013 By Kate Bryant

RECIPE

Make the Most of the Tomato Boom

2013's substantial summer signaled success for tomato plants in home garden plots around Portland. Now that the harvest is peaking, it's time to make panzanella!

09/17/2013 By Kristin Belz

READ EM AND EAT

Cast-Iron Solutions for Zucchini Overload

In their updated Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook, Seattle-based authors Sharon Kramis and Julie Kramis Hearne solve the annual gardener's dilemma with summer squash pancakes.

09/04/2013 By Allison Jones

GARDENING

Plantwise: Autumn Colors without Trees

How to bring the beauty of fall to your home garden, without the space-hogging branches.

09/03/2013 By Kate Bryant

OUT AND ABOUT

Green on Green Garden Tour 2013

Get a sneak-peek into some rarely-seen home gardens in North Portland, including designs by one of Portland's premier landscape architects

08/30/2013 By Kate Bryant

OUT AND ABOUT

Hardy Plant Society of Oregon Fall Plant Fest 2013

Find inspiration at water-wise gardening expert David Salman's lecture, followed by a stellar plant sale with the PNW's best micro-nurseries

08/26/2013 By Kate Bryant

RECIPES

Tincture Garden Flowers for Ethereal Cocktails

A local perfumer provides a perfectly simple recipe for making delicious, summery cocktails from the garden

08/19/2013 By Kate Bryant

OUT AND ABOUT

Sustainable Overlook Garden Tour

Tour eight pesticide-free gardens in Overlook - slated to become Portland's first pesticide-free neighborhood!

08/19/2013 By Kate Bryant

Slideshow

Smart Ideas for the Vegetable Garden

A visit to the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden's test garden reveals a passel of clever ideas for your edible garden

08/13/2013

TIPS AND TOOLS

Slide Show: Smart Ideas for the Vegetable Garden

A visit to the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden reveals clever ways to improve your vegetable garden

08/13/2013 By Kate Bryant

PLANT THIS NOW

Know and Grow Portland Natives

Why plant PNW natives? Sure they're pretty, but they also offer invaluable habitat, a sense of place and connection with the surrounding environment

08/04/2013 By Kate Bryant

HABITAT

A Northwest Garden with Global Soul

Two devoted plant collectors gather a garden of exotics to complement their internationally influenced home.

08/01/2013 By Kate Bryant

PLANTWISE

Garden Inspiration from NYC's High Line

Capture the look of New York City's chic railway garden in your own yard.

08/01/2013 By Kate Bryant

OUT AND ABOUT

Sabin's Bee-Friendly Frontyard Garden Tours 2013

No need to plan ahead - just print a map and head out with your phone for a guided tour of Sabin's bee-friendly front yard gardens

07/30/2013 By Kate Bryant