Oregon

  • water fountain surrounded by hydrangeas and ornamental grass
    Design

    Kathy’s Labor of Love

    Today we’re visiting Kathy Bishop’s beautiful garden. I live in Portland, Oregon, and my garden has evolved endlessly for the past 25 years. This started as a bare quarter-acre dirt…

  • emerging peonies
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    Luscious Peony Varieties for the Pacific Northwest

    There is nothing quite like viewing the exquisite beauty of a blooming peony (Paeonia spp. and hybrids, Zones 3–9) in the garden. As a nongardener, I would purchase fresh cut…

  • native wildflower meadow garden
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    How I Grew a Wildflower Meadow in the Pacific Northwest

    It is hard to read any garden magazines or social media posts without seeing wildflower meadows. It is fun to think about dedicating a part of your garden to wildness.…

  • How-To

    Plants for the Northwest to Add to Your Shopping List

    Whether you're walking through your local garden center, flipping through the pages of your favorite catalog, or scrolling the website of an online retailer, the sheer number of plant choices…

  • big purple flowers growing on a vine
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    Blues from Kathleen’s Garden

    I’m Kathleen Shelman, and I’ve gardened on our acre in Corbett, Oregon, for 35 years. I love using blue in my garden, so here’s a sampling of blues throughout the…

  • Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden
    How-To

    Feel-Good Gardening Through Volunteering in the Northwest

    What gardener does not want to view beautiful gardens? Once a person has been bitten by the gardening bug, they often want to see other gardens, get ideas, learn about…

  • purple and white Delphinium flowers
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    GPOD on the Road: Fairbanks, Alaska

    My name is Fran, and I live in Massachusetts. I have submitted my home garden before, but today I’m sharing photos for GPOD on the Road. My husband and I…

  • garden with large, white and yellow lilies in the foreground
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    Looking Back at Katie’s Garden

    We’re on Bainbridge Island, Washington, today, visiting with Katie Crain. I was just looking through photos from the summer and fall (as one does this time of year), and I…

  • How-To

    March Garden To-Do List for the Pacific Northwest

    March is a wonderful month for garden inspiration. There are so many changes we start to notice here in the Pacific Northwest. The cold wet days of winter are still…

  • snowdrops sprouting
    Design

    Snowdrops Chase Away the Winter Doldrums

    Amid the sloshing, squishing, and squelching of spring in the Northwest, green tips and small white flowers start pushing through the soil. Some are up and flowering freely in January,…