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Grow Food, Not Lawns

A gardener is born.

In August of 2013, I moved from San Francisco, where I had lived for over 20 years, to Portland, Oregon. I moved in large part because I wanted to have a garden. 762 more words

Backyard Gardening

Nature takes all shapes and forms...The simple pleasures of my backyard.

Nature takes all shapes and forms…The simple pleasures of my backyard.


here comes the sun . . . flowers

After a few days of torrential rain, today was beautiful. I saw my first sunflower bloom at coffee time.

Just for perspective:  The lowest finger points to the sunflower bloom pictured above. 84 more words

My Yard

Failing at Container Gardening

Just because my husband decided not to plant this year, didn’t mean we had to go without organic, home-grown goodies. Now that the roof was up, I thought I might fill it with potted plants, maybe hang a hammock and create my own tropical, and edible, paradise. 647 more words


early july : my favorite things

My yard is bursting: with birds, animals, flowers, vegetables. Sometimes July can feel parched, but not this year. We are ripe with all of the things I love. 155 more words

My Yard