Gifts for Gardeners

Gifts for Gardeners

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I haven’t done a sponsored post on this blog yet, and that’s still true of this post!  I recommend these gifts not because I have any association with the people who create these things (with a couple of exceptions, which I’ll note below*), but because I use them myself and think they would be great gifts for any gardener in your life.  And these gifts…

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Visiting Chickadee Gardens

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Over this summer I was lucky enough to visit the garden of a blogger I’ve been following for a long time: Chickadee Gardens. I’d met the gracious and generous Tamara, one of the garden’s owners, previously and that just made me want to visit her garden more. Lovely people tend to make lovely gardens! It was a warm, clear summer day for a garden visit,…

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Longwood Gardens Conservatory

Visiting Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania / Part 2

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Earlier this year I visited Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania with my mom, and I wrote a blog post about their various gardens.  In addition to their gorgeous outdoor displays, there’s a conservatory there to rival any other that I’ve seen (and I’ve been to some good ones).  Honestly, you could spend an entire day just visiting the conservatory gardens without seeing anything else! The conservatory…

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Portland Garden in July

Our Portland Garden in July

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I know we’ve had some super hot days here and there, but I’ve really been enjoying the weather this summer. My memory may be faulty, but the stretches of days in the mid-to-low 80’s during the day, with under 60 at night, this summer have been unusually (at least in recent years) plenty — and that’s my kind of summer weather. Warm enough (but not…

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Southeast Portland Gardens in June

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I’m lucky to live in a city filled with wonderful gardeners, and my own neighborhood of southeast Portland is filled with some lovely gardens.  When I walk the dogs, I plan my route based on what gardens I want to visit that day, and this last time I brought along my camera so I could show you some of my favorites along a particular route….

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Gaillardia 'Fanfare Blaze' & Sedum 'Touchdown Teak'

The Garden in Mid-June

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Hard to believe we’re already approaching the summer solstice!  I was away for about 10 days in May, which was a rough time to be leaving the garden.  Happily, not too much happened in my absence.  And it’s been blissfully cool since my return.  I feel like that’s about to change next week, so I’m soaking it up now since it won’t be back until…

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The Garden in Early May

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We’ve reached the point in the year where the windows are open more often than not, sunscreen has taken up permanent residence on top of the dresser, and it’s been possible to go without sleeves.  The patio umbrella is out, and eating meals outside can be a regular occurrence.  Basically, it’s all the stuff I dream about longingly in January!  And the garden has responded…

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Portland Garden in Spring: Flowers

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Last year I planted 3 Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’ from Annie’s Annuals, and they’re putting on quite a show (seen above) in our back garden.  There’s word that these might bloom longer than most Geums, and I’m looking forward to finding out. With the little mini heatwave we just had, the tulips are speeding right on through their glory.  With things cooling off today, I went…

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The Spring Garden

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I say this annually, but this is the most wonderful time of the year. After the clocks change and we get more daylight at the end of the day, and the weather swings wildly between chilly drizzle and (excitingly) warmer sunshine, it gives you a peek at the glorious season of growth ahead. It’s well under way, actually, and each day it’s exciting to visit…

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