Monthly Archives: March 2011

Healthy soil makes healthy plants

I call it soil, you call it dirt.  When it’s wet, it’s mud.  Very rarely do you encounter great, unaltered soil in the landscape.  It may be too sandy, too rocky, or if you live in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, … Continue reading

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Rhodies and Azaleas…The Northwest’s Trumpeters of Spring

Rhododendrons come in such a wide array of colors and sizes its hard to pick just a few favorites! Starting with the most diminutive little treasure, Rhododendron impeditum grows to a  1’ high mound with tiny gray-green leaves that are … Continue reading

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Fab 5 Herbs for Foodies

I love to garden. Also, I love to cook. What better way to combine those two passions than by herb gardening. Fresh herbs add a flavor element to any dish that is far superior to dried seasoning. Herbs provide flavor … Continue reading

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Thinking of all things green

I am thinking of all things green.  What has sent my mind into such a verdant reverie?  Well, it might be the moss in my lawn, or should I say the lawn in my moss?  I had decided that since … Continue reading

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Well designed spaces

     At the beginning of my career I was a landscape designer.  Sometimes now I wonder how I did it.  I’m definitely not as confident of my ability now as I was then.  Maybe that’s just an age thing.  What … Continue reading

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