This is truly a random act of sharing. It doesn’t directly relate to gardening. But it does relate to the impact pollution has on the environment in such a clever way, at least in my opinion, using typography. I thought you would enjoy taking a few minutes to watch. Let me know what you think!
To help gardeners choose reliable plants, some associations come up with their plant(s) of the year. Great Plant Picks (www.greatplantpicks.org) is a wonderful resource for gardeners in the Northwest, west of the Cascades. But some organizations select plants that perform well in most areas of the country. The American Hosta Growers Association released it’s selection
Spring has sprung and to help feed our gardening fix, the number of plant sales is growing with each passing week. Here are a few to add to your calendar: April 3 (Sat., 8am-4pm) – Gardenpalooza, Fir Point Farms, 14601 Arndt Road, Aurora April 17-19 (Sat. & Sun., 10am-3pm) – Hardy Plant Society Plant &
By Gardennia nutiiOver the years I’ve collected a lot of clippers, shears and shovels. One reason for my extensive collection is that they tend to get misplaced and then uncovered, but the biggest reason is that I’m too lazy to get them sharpened. I buy a nice pair of clippers, use them a few years,
Save the date! Saturday, April 3, 2010 is GardenPalooza, featuring 50 nurseries and garden vendors. If you didn’t get your fill of wonderful plants, garden art and greenhouses at Yard, Garden & Patio Show, you’ll want to stop for a visit. (Consider it a fun warm-up to the Hardy Plant Society Sale on April 17
In our eagerness to clean up the garden and start new outdoor projects, we often use muscles groups we haven’t exercised for most of the winter months. At the end a spring day in the garden, we frequently experience sore muscles. A day of digging can tire your feet and back if you don’t do
By Gardennia nutiiI lost a gardening friend this past fall; my neighbor Janet who was one of the most wonderful people I’ve met. She made it a point to look for the positive, live in every moment, and find ways to continue to grow and experience new cultures, ideas, people and plants. We shared a
Random Acts of Gardening readers got a sneak peek at the construction of the Yard, Garden & Patio Show (YGP) display gardens on Wednesday, Feb. 10, two days before the show opened. Autumn Leaf Landscaping, Green Leaf Design, LLC and the Dennis’ 7 Dees Landscaping & Garden Centers’ crew talked to the group about their
Condensed from a Pacific Coast Nurseryman article by Kathleen Pyle, February 2010Photos courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries Hellebores are a favorite of many gardeners at this time of year. I recently read an article in a nursery trade publication about a well-known Eugene breeder of Hellebores. I thought you might be interested in the process
Paying attention—really paying attention—to the small or everyday things, can bring wonder, joy and happiness into our lives. The garden is a perfect place to cultivate this type of awareness and mindfulness. Every time I lift the face of a flower to see its symmetry and complexity, I am awed and fully grounded in the
Garden shows always prove my lack of will power when it comes to resisting plant purchases. The Yard, Garden & Patio Show was no exception, although I resisted until the last day of the show. What started my plant slurge? A purple-leaved hardy geranium! Geranium pratense ‘Midnight Reiter’ will have deeply cut plum-purple (also described
For your spring plant buying, don’t miss the annual Hardy Plant Society Spring Plant Sale and Garden Festival.
When: Saturday & Sunday, April 17-18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Where: The Expo Center, Hall C, in Portland. This season there will be 79 specialty nurseries and wholesalers, 25 garden artists, community organizations, book sales, 6 tables of botanical samples, and garden experts. Free admission. For more information: 503-224-5718 or www.hardyplantsociety.org/plantsale.htm If you want to