Monthly Archives: February 2009

Yard, Garden and Patio Show 2009

This weekend is the YGP show at the Oregon Convention Center! I would post more pictures of how amazing the gardens look as they come together, but I have been in hyper focused garden and planter building mode all this … Continue reading

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“Homage to Katherine Hodgekin

who ever she may be”.. is what I have named one of the planters at the entrance to the woodland garden, which could really apply to the whole garden. This little dwarf iris has an otherworldly grey/blue sheen which changes … Continue reading

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Green wall

Beach strawberry Fragaria chiloensis ROSACEAE, The Rose family A little field trip: Kira and I visited the gorgeous green wall in the courtyard at the Hotel Modera today. It’s north-facing, filled with Northwest natives and hardy plants, including evergreen, trailing … Continue reading

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This is it.

Spring is beginning. This week I saw the first snowdrop open, stopped me in my tracks. If anyone ever wonders why I’m running late.. They were growing above a little stone wall in a garden I like on 9th. I’ve … Continue reading

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Bare root grapes

Vitis sp. VITACEAE, The Grape family This is the time of year to plant bare root vines and fruit trees. One advantage is that they are cheaper than a potted plant. Plus when they are dormant they aren’t as stressed … Continue reading

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About 22 plants are vying for plant of the day today. I’m working on the display garden for the 2009 Yard, Garden and Patio show and have been all over collecting sweet little plants out of grower’s greenhouses. I believe … Continue reading

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