open garden season: Darcy Daniels’ digs

open garden season: Darcy Daniels’ digs

I mentioned Darcy Daniels last week as one of our areas many talented garden designers. Well, lucky us–members of the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon (HPSO)–Darcy held her garden open last week, giving fellow gardening enthusiasts an opportunity to ogle her collection in person.

HPSO is $35 to join. It’s a non-profit, volunteer-run organization open to all. The opportunity to visit open gardens alone makes for bargain entertainment, and there are myriad year-round programs and activities. Whether in PDX or another city, do yourself a favor and check out you local gardening organization. You’ll like it, I swear–all the time! (more…)

Because sometimes you have no choice…

Because sometimes you have no choice…

If you’re like me, and you feel the compulsion to garden, you will find a way to do so – no matter what your circumstances. Last December I was strolling down Burbank Blvd in North Hollywood (killing time, getting fresh air, while my husband scoured a book store) and happened upon a scene that had me thinking back to my days without a piece of earth on which to garden.

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