Nursery Stroll: Thicket NE PDX

Nursery Stroll: Thicket NE PDX

I got out of the house the other day. All by myself. In the car. It feels funny to be cruising the world again, well, the neighborhood anyway. Turns out, once behind the wheel, I got a few notions. I stopped by a vegan restaurant to pick up gluten free desserts.

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Spring Shopping at Secret Garden Growers

Spring Shopping at Secret Garden Growers

Hello, Gardeners.

Hope everyone is getting in some spring shopping. It’s busy out there, online and at the physical nurseries. Since big group sales are off again this year, nurseries have lots of luscious wares on hand. But, they are going fast. If you have your eye on something, don’t tarry. Or it will be swooped up by a more decisive shopper, and then the plant will never look so good to you. I promise. Don’t ask me how I know.

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Fast forward through fall: it’s getting cold out there.

Fast forward through fall: it’s getting cold out there.

Every year toward end of summer–when it’s hot and uninspiring in the garden–I think, but fall is coming. I imagine being outside enjoying the lovely light, getting to those projects I put off for cooler weather, maybe sitting in the lounge chairs that’ve gone unused all season.

When what to my wondering eyes should appear, frost on the roof and no reindeer near. Early on, several days running, frost! Oh, I know it’s nothing to some of you tougher gardeners in more severe climate, but I’m no monument to justice. This is Portland. In ain’t supposed to be this cold this soon. Scrambling to protect tender plants ensued.

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