Seasonal

Seasonal Veggies

Fruits & Veggies, Gardening, Seasonal

2019 Garden Plan

It’s finally springtime!  I’m so relieved and so excited about the growing season ahead. In the winter, I feel like a little seed buried in the heavy soil, sitting in the dark alone, waiting for warmth and light.  It’s hard to be motivated to do very much except hibernate.  My […]

Gardening, Ornamentals, Seasonal

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  I’ve already put away all the holiday decorations, cleaned out my closet, donated a large lot of belongings to charity and am ready for a fresh start.  As soon as the holidays are over, I feel like spring must be right around the corner.  In Oregon what […]

winterizing roses
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Winter Pruning of Roses

By the time December rolls around I’ve usually pushed my luck with my roses. They give me beautiful, continuous blooms from May through November with hardly any maintenance. They love their planting spot up against the hot, white wall of the house so I’m very fortunate to have these sweet […]

Gardening, Seasonal

Pruning Maples

It’s November! Every year I say “How’d the year go by so fast?” But seriously, this year! Wow! It flew by. The fall in Oregon is such a special time. September is still hot so we try to squeeze as much of summer out of it as possible. Then October creeps […]