Category Archives: Seasons

Fall Planting Time – Fruit Tree Sale! 20% off

The rains are finally here and it’s time to plant! I’m clearing out my plant inventory with a sale of fruit trees, berry bushes, herbs, natives and perennial veggies. Everything is 20% off! There are lovely pear and plum trees, columnar … Continue reading

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Apricot Mate Kombucha Sparkler

Here is another summer drink recipe… our new favorite! The record warm and dry Portland weather this spring made for an incredible apricot harvest (120 fruit on our backyard tree, up from previous the record of 75. Note: I still … Continue reading

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Beet and Blood Orange Cocktail

Local Flavor Inspiration – Summer is in full bloom and it’s time for picnics, garden parties and grilling out. The garden and farmer’s markets are bursting with fresh produce and it’s the perfect occasion to celebrate the abundance with drinks … Continue reading

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Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

If you’re browsing the tomato selection at the Edible Plant Sale, and need some inspiration, here is something to look forward to. This recipe was given to me by my wonderful step mom Eileen, who has introduced me to many … Continue reading

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Flowers for fall

My little friend Florence asked what flowers she can plant now to make fall flower arrangements for her cottage industry. Sounds way cooler than a lemonade stand, right? From seed, there are a few quick-growing annuals that germinate in warm … Continue reading

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Winter dreams

When the new year arrives I usually meet it with lists, plans, strategies, maps and a clear vision for the months ahead. This year is.. quieter. Ideas are precipitating in a more organic fashion. Meanwhile, a little garden journaling: The … Continue reading

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Spring Things

Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here Here comes the sun Here comes the sun, and I say It’s all right – George Harrison ‘Here Comes the Sun’ … Continue reading

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