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Digging

Gardening wisely & beautifully in a hot climate

Latest Post: September 23, 2017
Lan Su Chinese Garden, a downtown Portland oasis

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While vacationing in Portland last month, we visited Lan Su Chinese Garden in downtown Portland. It was my third visit, and I find I enjoy it more each time I see it. Chinese gardens have had to grow on me, so different do they seem from the Western or even Japanese garden traditions I’m used to,...
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Plants are the Strangest People

PATSP is a long-winded, intermittently humorous blog which is mostly...

Latest Post: September 23, 2017
Anthurium no. 1634 "Helena Handbag"

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So, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that the average quality of the photos I post here will probably, and I stress probably, improve in the next few months. The bad news is that A) it might not, B) even if it does I'm not sure you'll actually notice, and C) it's because the camera...
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Natural Gardening

Latest Post: September 23, 2017
Kauai sunset

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A final sunset from our Home Exchange cottage -- we'll be leaving tomorrow evening. Kauai is a magical place, with beautiful mountains and beaches. Little native vegetation is left, except for very remote areas in Waimea, but that's the case throughout Hawaii. The National Tropical Botanical...
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clay and limestone

Wildflower Gardening In Middle Tennessee

Latest Post: September 22, 2017
What's wrong with Goldenrod?

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Absolutely nothing! Goldenrods put on a beautiful flower show in early autumn and any insect that needs pollen and nectar is sure to be found visiting. That's why I refer to them as landing pads of deliciousness . Let's get the objections over with first! Goldenrods have a bad reputation for two...
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clay and limestone

Wildflower Gardening In Middle Tennessee

Latest Post: September 22, 2017
What's wrong with Goldenrod?

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Absolutely nothing! Goldenrods put on a beautiful flower show in early autumn and any insect that needs pollen and nectar is sure to be found visiting. That's why I refer to them as landing pads of deliciousness . Let's get the objections over with first! Goldenrods have a bad reputation for two...
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Studio G, Garden Design & Landscape Inspiration

Garden design & landscape inspiration, gardens inspiration, Outdoor...

Latest Post: September 22, 2017
A Cutting Flower Garden Plan

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By CHERYL PARKER I’ve grown a cutting garden for three years. Every year I dream of sitting down on a […] The post A Cutting Flower Garden Plan appeared first on .
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Garden Therapy

DIY Garden Projects, Yummy Recipes, & Crafty Goodness

Latest Post: September 22, 2017
A Foodie Fresh Garden-to-Table Event in Vancouver

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I’m always looking for new ways to cook with fresh vegetables and herbs from my garden, but it’s a whole other story when you get to see what a talented chef and restaurant owner does with them! This week I had the pleasure of hosting a local Garden-to-Table event in Vancouver. And even better, I...
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Garden Rant

Uprooting the Gardening World

Latest Post: September 22, 2017
Jerry Baker’s Quackery Lives On by Susan Harris

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Jerry Baker, the self-styled “America’s Master Gardener” and highly successful huckster for home-remedy books and products died in March of this year at the age of 85. I was curious to see how the gardening world would note his passing, especially those who attacked his teachings, some repeatedly....
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Chiot's Run

A chronicle of an organic life.

Latest Post: September 22, 2017
Friday Favorite: Variegated Sweet Peas

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This spring I purchased ‘Mammoth Choice’ sweet peas from Johnny’s Seeds. The first ones to bloom were crimson, I was underwhelmed. I’m not a lover of red flowers, especially dark red garnet. Then the lavender, blue, and pink ones started blooming. A few weeks later I had a variegated purple, then...
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Serenity in the Garden

A garden blog about plants, gardens, landscape design ideas and...

Latest Post: September 21, 2017
A Native, Blue Flowering Plant for your Woodland Garden

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Heartleaved Skullcap - photo by Hippie mama Got Dry Shade? Heart-leaved Skullcap ( Scutellaria ovata) is a native, deer-resistant plant for a dry semi-shade to open shady site . It grows 14-20” tall and is hardy in Zones 4-9. It also has blue flowers. Wow! During the summer the blue-purple,...
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Gardening Gone Wild

your weekly infusion of garden passion

Latest Post: September 21, 2017
Make a Mini Succulent Scene

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Recently a friend came by with a fire pit she’d picked up on a community website for free. Before bringing it over, she drilled holes in it for drainage. Naturally we both thought it would be perfect for succulents, but deciding to make a little scene took a lot of brainstorming and hunting around...
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Growing with plants

Gardening tips,garden design, organic gardening, cut flower ideas,...

Latest Post: September 21, 2017
End of Summer Dahlias, Cyclamen and Veggies

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'Jomanda', a handsome example of symmetry, and a hard-to-find favorite amongst growers of show dahias. A quick post as this is Wednesday and I need to get back into the groove of posting (at least) on Wednesdays agaimn. It's finally raining here, but while it is welcome, our second annual New...
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A Corner Garden

Latest Post: September 20, 2017
Wildflower Wednesday

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I am not sure how September got here so quickly, and is now almost over! I am not ready for winter, but I am determined to enjoy fall. For Gail's Wildflower Wednesday , I am going to feature the same plant I did in July, short toothed mountain mint, Pycnanthemum muticum because it is continuing to...
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my Gardening 411

Latest Post: September 18, 2017
Bug Facts: Good, Bad, And Ugly

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When you take up gardening, you very quickly learn about the war most gardeners wage against certain creepy crawlies that invade their flower beds. But the important thing to remember is that not all bugs are […]
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Shawna Coronado

Making a Difference Every Day

Latest Post: September 18, 2017
Tomato Tuna Salad Recipe

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Tuna salad is my all-time-favorite dish from my childhood as it reminds me of my grandmother. She used to make tuna salad for me for Sunday dinner in my hometown, Kokomo, Indiana, because she knew it was my favorite. This tomato tuna salad is a modern update from my memory and adds tomatoes and...
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