Is it designed?

There are some gardens that cause me to pause as I’m walking by. When it happens, I often wonder if the garden has been professionally designed. Pleasing proportions, interesting design elements and textures, and exceptional plant combinations seem to be hallmarks of a well-designed—and often professionally designed—garden. I’ve designed parts of my own garden but […]

Oregon Clematis Collection Granted National Status

From Linda Beutler, Curator of the Rogerson Clematis Collection The Rogerson Clematis Collection, the most comprehensive gathering of the genus clematis in the United States, has recently been granted National Collection status by the North American Plant Collections Consortium. Located in our own backyard at Luscher Farm in Lake Oswego, the Rogerson Collection has amassed […]

Gardeners’ Workshop for Individuals with Cancer

We’ve written about the mental and physical well-being gardening brings to each of us and have received some heart wrenching responses to those blogs. Legacy, which has a well-regarded therapy garden, is offering gardening workshops for individuals with cancer. If you know of someone that might benefit, please share this with them. Gardeners’ Workshop for […]

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