Monthly Archives: April 2010

Planting Potatoes In The Garden

Last weekend we got our potato starts in the ground.  (These could have been planted early in the month, but I was busy and didn’t get around to it until now.)  I am following Steve Solomon’s recommendations from his vegetable … Continue reading

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Upcoming Local Plant Sales

1. NatureScaping’s Wildlife Botanical Gardens Plant Sale: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 24-25 at Wildlife Botanical Gardens, 11000 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. Trees $8 and more; shrubs $5; perennials start at $1; Northwest native plants $3 and more.  … Continue reading

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Add Seating To Your Garden

Over the last couple of years we have been in the process of building our garden from scratch, and part of that process is to add seating areas to it.  I didn’t consider seating at first, because I was so … Continue reading

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Hardy Plant Society of Oregon Spring Plant Sale Next Weekend

If you are looking for some unusual perennials to spice up your borders, look no further than the bi-annual plant sale put on by the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon.  There are dozens of vendors who bring their plants for … Continue reading

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Northwest Native Shrubs Blooming Now!

I have a few different sorts of Northwest native deciduous shrubs that are currently in bloom.  These would include Indian Plum, or Oemleria cerasiformis; Red Elderberry, Sambucus racemosa; and Red-Flowering Currant, or Ribes sanguineum.  Tall Oregon Grape, Mahonia aquifolium, has … Continue reading

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