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Opening My Garden

Belonging to a gardening group such as the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon offers an opportunity to share your garden with other members. Each year the HPSO committee creates a booklet containing a list of gardeners willing to open and share their gardens from late...

It lives! Spring is on its way…

I try to take a stroll in my garden every day. At this time of year I am on the hunt for anything in bloom. On recent walks, I’ve discovered the following: colorful Hamamelis ‘Diane’ with its thread-like red blossoms delicate Cyclmen coum fragrant...

Singing the Blues

For the past several years leaves of my Himalayan blue poppy (Meconopsis betonicifolia) have shown up on schedule, but without any flowers. Mind you, when I first planted this stunning perennial, I did what I was told. I snipped off any flower buds. The second &...