Portland Spaces: Handbook

For the Birds

Urbanization and the creation of homes has also meant the destruction of potential homes for many of Portland's native bird species. The Western Bluebird has been completely forced out of the Willamette Valley, but thanks to local advocates, they re start

05/27/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Portland Spaces: Handbook

A Moveable Feast

The key to backyard dining is the picnic table, and a good one could cost you a small fortune. Avoid the steep costs and learn how to build your own with this detailed guide.

05/27/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Portland Spaces: Handbook

Backyard Baths

Outdoor bathing may sound like a childish or even risque behavior, but it can prove not only sustainable, but stimulating, sensory, and even sensuous to boot. Learn how to construct your own outdoor bathtub with this introductory guide.

05/27/2010 By Jon Hart

Portland Spaces: Handbook

Reaching Higher Ground

Add height to your garden or outdoor entertaining space by building a freestanding trellis. Learn how with our easy guide to smart, long-lasting design.

05/27/2010 By Lucy Burningham

Portland Spaces: Handbook

Tooling Around

Owning your own tools and knowing how to use them allows you to live more independently. If you're currently tool-less, but interested in becoming a tool connoisseur (if only so that you don't have to wait for your handyman to be free, and then also have

05/27/2010 By Ryan Baldoz

plant of the week

Salvia greggii

Autumn sage – one of the earliest sages to flower in spring

05/26/2010 By Kate Bryant

edible gardening

Top Tomato Tip

05/23/2010 By Kate Bryant

plant of the week

Bearded Iris

Take a new look at old-fashioned bearded iris (Iris germanica)

05/19/2010 By Kate Bryant


Oregon Invasive Weed Awareness Week 2010

May 16 to May 22, 2010

05/17/2010 By Kate Bryant


Clematis ‘Rooguchi’

An easy to care for flowering vine, Clematis 'Rooguchi', will add vertical color to your garden.

05/17/2010 By Kate Bryant

Get Dirty

Get Out and Plant Your Veggies!

beans, squash, and cukes – oh my!

05/14/2010 By Kate Bryant

upcoming events

Plant Sales, Garden Tours and More

05/12/2010 By Kate Bryant

plant of the week

Blanche Rock Rose

Cistus ‘Blanche’ (properly known as C. ×aguilarii)

05/11/2010 By Kate Bryant

garden tours

Porterhowse Farms

colorful conifer cones

05/07/2010 By Kate Bryant


Slide Show: Porterhowse Farms


plant of the week

Chilean Glory Vine

spectacular – and apparently cold-hardy

05/05/2010 By Kate Bryant

horticultural ed

Berry Botanic Garden Classes

last call

05/03/2010 By Kate Bryant

upcoming events

A Trio of Garden-Related Events

- enough to keep you in horticultural heaven all weekend

04/29/2010 By Kate Bryant

plant of the week

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus ‘Oregon Mist’

a star in the May garden and great for wildlife, too



Mushroom Hunting

Forage for delicious edible mushrooms right here in Portland

04/27/2010 By Emma Hall