free stuff

Win Eco-Friendly Gardening Books

check out this fabulous Timber Press drawing

04/23/2012 By Kate Bryant

plant sale

Leach Botanical Garden Sale

Saturday April 21

04/20/2012 By Kate Bryant

plant sale

Friends of Trees Fruit Tree Give-Away (Practically)

- Celebrate Earth Day (April 22) by planting a tree. (But first, you have to buy the tree!)

04/19/2012 By Kate Bryant

Gardening Books

The New Western Garden Book

This new edition is fresh, updated, and definitely speaks to the modern gardener

04/12/2012 By Kate Bryant

plant of the week

Red Flowering Currant

surely one of the showiest of all Pacific Northwest natives

04/05/2012 By Kate Bryant

plant sale


The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon’s spring plant sale – this weekend

04/03/2012 By Kate Bryant

things to do

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

admire fields of flowers, buy bouquets and order bulbs at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm this April

03/30/2012 By Kate Bryant

great gardens

Ecotrust in Bloom!

03/29/2012 By Kate Bryant

Cover Story

The Quintessential Portland Gardener

Putting plants to soil has an expansive tradition in our region, one of the world's most fertile valleys.

03/23/2012 By Kate Bryant

garden visits

Daffodil Season

visit Mitsch Novelty Daffodils to see some unique specialty flowers – you only get to do it once a year!

03/20/2012 By Kate Bryant


Indoor Seed-Starting

it’s easy, it’s fun — and it doesn’t have to be expensive, either!

03/18/2012 By Kate Bryant

get dirty

Garden Projects for Right Now

spring is near – here’s how to get started in the garden

03/16/2012 By Kate Bryant

get dirty

New Seeds, Old Seeds

…what are you planting this year?

03/09/2012 By Kate Bryant

plant of the week

The Joys of Flowering Quince

tough, charming and early to flower!

03/07/2012 By Kate Bryant

plant sale

Get Ready for Spring!

gardening season is on the horizon — get ready with three super-inspiring events

03/06/2012 By Kate Bryant


Where Do New Plants Come From?

Some of the most interesting plants come not from breeders’ labs but from the work of plant collectors like Dan Hinkley

03/02/2012 By Kate Bryant


Air Plants

Tillandsias — easy to grow, sometimes weird-looking and always beautiful

02/24/2012 By Kate Bryant


Spring Ahead!

It's not too cold to get your greens growing. Now's the time to plant kale, arugula, onions, and radishes.

02/24/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas By Kate Bryant