Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury’s book, Planting A New Perspective did indeed give me a whole new view of designing garden beds. Although their design theories are created on a scale most gardeners would never have the space to repeat, the basics of the process can be used by gardeners employing a more limited palette… Continue reading Garden Design – A New Perspective
In November we had a cold snap come in at a furious pace, and the temperature dropped greater than 40 degrees in a matter of hours. Plants that were enjoying a warm fall were instantly frozen, making for some interesting winter interest. We will see how long they last. … Continue reading Going from 60 to freezing in a few hours
Found this little gem at Home Depot. But what’s up with the glued rocks? This will put it in a choke hold and inhibit nutrient uptake as it grows. So with a few hand tools I was able to break it up and remove the rocks.
Portland, the city of roses. Did you know that in 1905 Portland had over 200 miles of roads lined with roses? International Rose Garden We visited in late September. Not the best time of year for a rose garden and was still highly impressed with the variety and health of the garden. Located in Washington… Continue reading Portland Rose Garden