Author Archives: Brenda Powell

About Brenda Powell

I'm one of the owners of a family-owned retail nursery. I have a degree in horticulture from Oregon State University. I love to garden and read. My technically savvy but horticulturally challenged husband, Mitch, spends most of his time as slave labor in the garden. Thank goodness he adores me! My goal in this blog is to share my enjoyment of gardening, my love of nature, and my addiction to books. Did I mention I like to cook, too?

Feed Me Seymour-A Blog

“Feed me Seymour. Feed Me!!!”  That’s what many of us think of when presented with the subject of carnivorous plants: a giant, alien-looking  plant that feeds on flesh and blood.  In the animal world a lion feasting on a gazelle, … Continue reading

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A Kitchen Garden is a Work in Progress

It’s that time of year.  It’s finally warm enough to plant the heat lovers in the garden: squash, cucumbers, and melons.  I’ve finally made it to the Saturday Farmer’s Market and there is an abundance of locally grown, yummy produce.  … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger Sharon Knight As the weather warms and you’re able to get out into your garden more, you may be noticing that insects are getting out into the garden more too. Every garden has insects, and every garden needs … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger Sharon Knight The 3 categories of plant pathogens we are going to discuss are fungal, bacterial and viral. I want to start by saying that there is a certain mindset when it comes to disease control that people … Continue reading

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Safe Haven, Heidi and Ladies Night Out

The Powell family and the staff at Garland Nursery love animals!  There is a long history of animals at Garland Nursery.  My great-grandmother, Corlie, had pet skunks named Fleur and Flower.  Cats and dogs too numerous to mention have called … Continue reading

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Please Welcome The White Rose Custom Floral Design

There are a lot of changes going on at Garland Nursery.  All good, I hope.  Some are small and some are large.  We hope that you, our customers and friends are happy with those changes.  The change I’d like to … Continue reading

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My great-grandmother Corlie, first proprietess of Garland Nursery credited her long life (91 years) to Listerine, honey and garlic.  Personally, I think it was good pioneer stock, plenty of activity, healthy eating, and the fact that as a woman she … Continue reading

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