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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 […]

Gardening

Building Raised Beds

Raised garden beds give plants the opportunity to send their roots down deeper, spread wider and take up more nutrients. The plants thank us by producing better harvests in smaller spaces. This year I’m putting in my permanent garden. All winter I’ve been working to design the best layout for […]