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The Portland Japanese Garden

September 11, 2018

The delightfully written Pacific Northwest Garden Tour takes you to sixty of the best gardens in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. With his insight and candor, Donald Olson offers this guided tour through the beautiful Portland Japanese Garden:

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What You Need to DIY a Hypertufa Trough

August 2, 2018

In this trough-building method we’ll tackle creating a trough by forming it inside a mold. This is a viable, popular way to create beautiful planting vessels, and Lori Chips author of Hypertufa Containers has the expert advice you need.

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Creative trough making

August 2, 2018

Hypertufa containers—also known as troughs—are rustic, striking, versatile, and perfect for small, alpine plants. A mix of cement, perlite, peat, and water, they are simple and affordable to make at home. Here, Lori Chips describes how she fell in love with trough gardening and the inspiration for Hypertufa Containers.

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The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens

July 25, 2018

Through profiles of 100 of the most influential gardens, Linda Chisholm explores how social, political, and economic influences shaped garden design principles. Here, she shares her inspiration for writing The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens.

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Eighteenth Century landscape design

July 25, 2018

Linda Chisholm explores how the social, political, and economic forces of the Eighteen Century shaped garden design principles including the English concept of “place-making.” Extended democracy meant extended views, and Capability Brown’s “planned natural” reverberated through and beyond Britain.

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Bringing the forest closer to home

June 25, 2018

Not all of us have access to a natural forest where we can harness the benefits of forest bathing on a regular basis, so how can we use the wonderfully relaxing effects of nature to improve our health and wellbeing wherever we are?

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Tips and Tricks for Gardening Indoors

June 25, 2018

It doesn’t take much to go from a casual home hobbyist to an indoor gardener. Here are some principles from horticulture expert Leslie F. Halleck to get you started:

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Is my window bright enough?

June 25, 2018

My window is bright enough, right? New indoor growers ask this hopeful question all too frequently, and it often leads to disappointment.

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An interview with Leslie F. Halleck of Gardening Under Lights

June 25, 2018

“Once you begin acquiring houseplants, it’s easy to catch the plant-keeping bug. For many, keeping plants offers up an opportunity for caretaking—especially if you can’t own pets—and it’s very gratifying.” —Leslie F. Halleck

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Debunking the most common myths about dry gardening

June 7, 2018

Drought, drought, and more drought—dry weather, of course, is to be expected in many regions, but it is only getting worse. Luckily, botanist, biologist, and educator, Nan Sterman is here to debunk the most common myths about gardening in low-water conditions.

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