Seed Bank & Conservation Program Needs Your Help

Lilium occidentale endangered plantand conservation programreintroduction subject.Photo by Ed Guerrant The Berry Botanic Garden (BBG) closed and is selling its 6.5-acre Dunthorpe estate. The good news is that the BBG native plant seed bank*, established in 1983, has a new home at Portland State University. BBG’s conservation program collects the seed of endangered plants, grows […]

Starting Your Edibles Early: Get Going with a Cloche or Cold Frame

By Bill Thorness February is the most hopeful of all months to a gardener. Buds are swelling, shoots are poking and days are lengthening. What else could you want? Well…if you’re a maritime Northwest gardener, maybe a little less rain and a little more warmth. You can’t change the weather—entirely—but you can create little microclimates […]

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