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Haiku

gorgeous autumn sights make me confess to nature “you’re cute when you’re mad!” I quickly realize this only makes her madder over winter months though still beautiful I awkwardly avoid her until she forgets Advertisements

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Plumeria in Portland

I went on a trip to Hawaii with my family about five years ago. I brought back a small twig of a Plumeria start, and without much hope, I planted it and figured it was worth a shot. Each winter … Continue reading

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Happy Autumn!

I had the pleasure of volunteering for a Master Gardener event the other weekend at Taborfest in Portland, Oregon. I held one session for kids and another for adults. Kids learned about corn, corn anatomy, and made their very own … Continue reading

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The Element of Surprise

After a busy week, I went to putter in the community garden plot. Thinking I was just doing a little maintenance, I watered and weeded a bit. I grabbed a few tomatoes before leaving and happened upon a few frilly … Continue reading

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Proud Green Digits

I just watched the movie Greenfingers for the first time.  I’m surprised I haven’t watched it sooner, considering its therapeutic horticulture theme. As I think about the movie, something stuck out to me.  A big part of gardening is love … Continue reading

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Summer Nature Retreat to Mt. St. Helens

Summer is dwindling and schedules are busier than ever.  Are you taking time to refresh and renew yourself with nature breaks? I recently went on a day trip to Mt. St. Helens.  Born and raised in Oregon, I remember going … Continue reading

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Fall Planting – Edibles

I get asked about when to plant things all the time. To master the edible season, one really has to plan ahead.  Timing is everything with cool season and warm season crops.  The great news about cool season crops is … Continue reading

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