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

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Rose Mallow: Hardy Hibiscus For Tropicalesque Portland Gardens

Bring on the tropical look in your garden - plant cold-hardy, yet exotic-looking rose mallow

07/29/2013 By Kate Bryant

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A Must-Have, Dazzling Purple Perennial Salvia

Looking for that perfect, long-blooming perennial to tie your flower garden together? Try Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'.

07/23/2013 By Kate Bryant

TIPS AND TOOLS

The Plastic Problem: How to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Garden Plastics

What to do with all the plastic plant tags and pots leftover from your latest planting spree? Take these steps to reduce, reuse and recycle garden plastics

07/18/2013 By Kate Bryant

OUT AND ABOUT

Hug a Tree for Hoyt Arboretum

Help Portland's Hoyt Arboretum break the Guinness Book of World Records' record for the number of people simultaneously hugging a tree!

07/16/2013 By Kate Bryant

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Things to Do In the Vegetable Garden: July

Mid-July through early August is the perfect time to sow certain greens, cole crops and root veggies for late fall, winter and early spring harvests

07/16/2013 By Kate Bryant

IN MEMORIAM

It Isn't Easy Being a Bee

The largest known bee-poisoning in Oregon results in important publicity for a simmering problem for pollinators.

07/01/2013 By Kate Bryant

PLANTWISE

Sunscreen for your Plants

How to xeriscape—or prepare your garden for the hot summer sun

07/01/2013 By Kate Bryant

DESIRABLES

Metal Planters, Made in the USA

A small Anchorage company makes stylish and economical modern planters, delivered free to your front door.

06/24/2013 By Kate Bryant

GARDENING

National Pollinator Week 2013

National Pollinator Week 2013 kicks off with a compelling local story underscoring the importance of avoiding the use - and misuse - of toxic insecticides

06/21/2013 By Kate Bryant

GARDEN EVENTS

Designers Garden Tour 2013

Visit seven gardens on Portland’s west side for DIY design inspiration—or to find the perfect designer for your own garden.

06/17/2013 By Kate Bryant

GOOD IDEAS

A Dash of Basalt in Your Soil, Ma'm?

A locally produced rock offers a steady dose of minerals and trace elements to garden soil and containers. It might even make your tomatoes taste better!

06/14/2013 By Kate Bryant

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Made for Shade: a Tough and Classy Planter

Plant this easy combo of good-looking, shade-tolerant plants in a shady pot.

06/10/2013 By Kate Bryant

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A Gentle Giant: Gorgeous Geraniums

Made for shade, this super bionic looking, hot-pink geranium will inspire curiosity and plant lust!

06/07/2013 By Kate Bryant

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Five Perfect Parking Strip Plants

Plant these drought tolerant and beautiful plants for an elegant parking strip garden with year-round interest

06/04/2013 By Kate Bryant

GARDENING

Plantwise: Bugs Can Be Your Friends

How to encourage beneficial insects in your garden

06/03/2013 By Kate Bryant

GARDENING

When To Plant Tomatoes

When is it the right time to plant tomatoes and other warm-weather veggies outside? There's an easy way to find out!

05/31/2013 By Kate Bryant

OUT AND ABOUT

Salem Garden Tour and Sale, Garden Dialogues and More

Check out gardens both small and large scale in Portland and Salem this weekend

05/28/2013 By Kate Bryant

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Plant a Tabletop Succulent Bowl

It's easy, it's elegant, and you can do it in less than an hour from start to finish!

05/24/2013 By Kate Bryant

OUT AND ABOUT

Memorial Day Sale at Mostly Medicinals

Find unusual herbs, medicinal plants and natives at this niche nursery's sale this Saturday

05/21/2013 By Kate Bryant