Cram Your Way to Spring Gardening Success

Pack in plants for seasonal glory

05/01/2013 By Kate Bryant


Design Lessons at Lewis & Clark

Looking around as you walk across the lovely campus of the college on Palatine Hill can inspire ideas for your own home grounds.

04/30/2013 By Kristin Belz


Tying the Knot

Japanese design philosophy takes shape in the simple yet complicated knots that tie fences.

02/19/2013 By Kristin Belz


Fencing Lessons From Japan

The best of fencing, at the Japanese Garden.

02/11/2013 By Kristin Belz


Paving, Japanese Style

The Japanese Garden is a full-scale, walk-through catalogue of beautiful paving patterns to inspire your own garden at home.

02/04/2013 By Kristin Belz

PLANTWISE: Garden Design

Five Surefire Winter Interest Plants for Portland Gardeners

Plant these winning, winter-structure plants to keep your garden looking spiffy from November to March.

01/03/2013 By Kate Bryant


Plan Your Winter Garden

Tips for creating a garden you'll want to admire all winter

12/03/2012 By Kate Bryant

garden tour

Green on Green Gardening Tour

The last big garden tour of the summer showcases six unique gardens in inner NE Portland

09/11/2012 By Kate Bryant

Slide Show

Adirondack Days

The classic American chair lets us lean back into a comfortable summer.

07/28/2012 By Kristin Belz

Slide Show

Do Fence Me In

There are nearly as many kinds of fences as neighbors who make them. Take a tour in this visual diary.

05/28/2012 By Kristin Belz


In the Garden of the Curious and Unique

Yesterday and Tomorrow, but right for today too.

05/27/2012 By Kristin Belz


Solabee Buzzes

Beautiful florals and botanicals to go in NoPo.

05/13/2012 By Kristin Belz


For Gnome Addicts

Digs Inside & Out has expanded, which means more room for gnomes and other home and garden delights.

04/29/2012 By Kristin Belz


West Elm Summer

Refreshments for the home front as the season slips into spring and summer.

04/07/2012 By Kristin Belz

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

Out and About

How to Get a Better Life

Only a MAX ride away, the secrets of Better Living in the Home and Garden, March 23-25.

03/18/2012 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

A Tree Story

Portland’s many “Friends of Trees” have planted 430,000 trees and native plants since 1989.

02/05/2012 By Kristin Belz

In the Kitchen Garden

Kumquats, the Natural Sweet Tarts

Tasting sweet on the outside, tart on the inside, kumquats are also good trees to grow indoors.

01/31/2012 By Kristin Belz


Shoots Bamboo and Makes Things Too

A bamboo jungle thrives, just down the street from Paul Bunyan.

11/05/2011 By Kristin Belz


Windows on the World

Your view of the world improves when colorful winter-hardy plants take over your window boxes.

10/27/2011 By Kristin Belz