The yarrow in the Pendleton garden is covered in bees. Their fuzzy faces, droopy antennae, fat, round abdomens, wobbly flight patterns, and yellow pollen sticking to their legs like leg warmers in a preschool ballet class are ridiculously endearing. Particularly …

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Why I Garden…

Have you looked at the forecast recently?  In my line of work (and leisure), I check the weather report at least once daily, sometimes several times a day to track storms or time activities around predicted rain.  Though it seems …

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It’s hard to avoid talking about the weather these days, especially as we have surpassed our average amount of rainfall for the month of April by about 8 inches!  It has been nearly impossible to work in the garden – …

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Seed Bombing-Provide Surprise!

Did you know the Civic Garden Center makes seed bombs? Called Bom-boms, a darling little package of six seed bombs can be purchased at the Civic Garden Center or found at fundraising and other events sponsored or supported by CGC. …

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Spring Wildflowers are Here!

My family had a picnic (in February!) in Hauck Botanic Garden the other night and while most of the grounds still felt dormant, we knew spring was on its way by the bright yellow winter aconites pushing up throughout the …

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