Science

A Rare, 17-Year-Old 'Corpse Flower' Is Blooming in Vancouver

The 4-foot-tall plant is an endangered plant from Indonesia—and it's open to the public.

07/17/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Day Trip

Commune with the Blooms at Willamette Valley Flower Farms

Stately tulips, monster peonies, and Anvil of Darkness irises await thee.

04/23/2019 By Jennifer Krazit

Field Notes

Wildflowers and Sweet Silence on the Weldon Wagon Trail

A hidden Gorge hike near Husum offers rare blooms, valley views, and solitude.

04/23/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Insider’s Guide 2019: Expert Picks

Juicy Tips From Insiders on How to Make the Most out of Portland

From concierges to baristas, local experts give us their picks for how to enjoy the city like a pro.

03/26/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Fix-It Guide: Backyard

Make Your Garden a Shady Paradise

Embrace your dark side.

03/26/2019 By Jennifer Krazit

Sexing the Flower

How the Portland Rose Festival Found Its New Bloom

When two flowers love each other very much…

04/24/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Peak Goat?

In Portland, You Can Get a Flower Bouquet Delivered by Goats

And then they'll devour it before your very eyes.

11/10/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

THE ART OF ARRANGEMENT

Bring Your Home to Life with Local Flowers

Fieldwork Flowers reveals how to build a better bouquet.

10/05/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

OREGON TRAILS

The Northwest's 8 Best Wildflower Hikes

Wildflower season is coming! Celebrate with some of our favorite floral displays in the region.

03/26/2015 By Portland Monthly Staff

GIFT IDEAS

8 Places to Find Locally-Grown Flowers for Valentine's Day

Portland florists design Valentine's Day posies and bouquets from locally-grown and organic flowers. Show them the love!

01/30/2015 By Kate Bryant and Allison Jones

NORTHWEST EVENTS

Final Weekend of Lily Festival

This weekend marks the end of Forest Grove's 2nd annual Lily Festival.

07/29/2014 By Nicole Cordier

BIG PICTURE

The Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm's Bloom Boom

An artisan farming niche shows its true colors

04/02/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

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

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

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

PLANT THIS NOW

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

PLANT THIS NOW

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

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

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