Oct 06, 2017
One-hit wonder? Pfft! Not even. Move along, you're not invited to this garden party. This is an exclusive event with a prestigious guest list—a veritable Who's Who of Pacific Northwest garden plants. ..
Sep 29, 2017
Figuring out what to plant with what is often a delicate balance between the pursuit of artful ambitions while simultaneously tending to more practical considerations. Gardeners I talk to often ask me for guidelines, so I've provided a few in this post. Following these guidelines can help you be more successful when creating plant combinations in your garden—they take the mystery out of the making so that you can focus on the fun! ..
Sep 15, 2017
Unfazed by fall, these stalwart perennials finish strong—with style, and full of color. ..
Sep 08, 2017
The allure of Allium stems from their charming evolution. In spring, tight buds erupt from low basal foliage, signaling the promise of blooming baubles to come; later, aging blooms extend the show. From spring until the spent orbs succumb to the ravages of time and shatter, they keep us enthralled. ..
Aug 30, 2017
Whether it's an exuberantly overstuffed single pot or a grouping of multiple pots, successful container plantings—just like in-garden planting schemes—strive to strike a delicate balance. Enough repetition to create a harmonious whole, tempered by a enough contrast and drama to excite without resulting in chaos. ..
Aug 25, 2017
I spend a lot of time in garden centers, visiting gardens, and reading and thinking about plants. This week I was at the Farwest Show here in Portland, happily immersed in aisle after aisle of plants—everything from the tried-and-true-standbys to sneak peaks at plants we'll be seeing next season in our local garden centers. And even my neighborhood walks, for that matter— all are a constant source of fresh ideas and inspiration and present possibilities for what to add next to the site. And photos, dear me have I got photos! In any given week, it's not uncommon for me to add hundreds to my coffers. ..
Aug 22, 2017
Yes, summer is still in high gear in the Pacific Northwest, but it does feel as if we’re seeing the back side of the hot weather’s last hurrah. As the angle of light settles lower, a sense of the changing seasons is setting in; routines are on track for a big shift as schools ease back into session and thoughts of fall garden projects percolate into our consciousness. ..
Aug 18, 2017
In this video, I look at the process of envisioning a planting concept based on shape, form, texture and color, and then I identify two different groups of plants for two different growing environments that recreate the scene. ..
Aug 10, 2017
You're at the nursery, surrounded by gorgeous plants and you freeze-up, stymied by the plethora of choices. Sound familiar? Even for the pros, it can be hard to figure out what to do, especially on-the-fly. This video will walk you through a demo of using the eGardenGo site to get plant combo ideas, even while you're at the garden center. In this example, I'll be showing you how to work around a plant that you've chosen. ..
Jul 28, 2017
We're garden-rich in the Northwest—we're lucky to have so many talented gardeners who generously open their gardens, allowing us into their private sanctuaries to be inspired, to learn, and to absorb the ambiance and sense of place in a garden other than our own. ..
Jul 21, 2017
Yay! Summer! And with it come fun times with family and friends outdoors—one of the main reasons we make a garden! And the Turners (pictured above)
enjoy their garden nearly year-round, thanks to careful plant selection and thoughtful garden design. We toured this garden in an earlier post—you
can read more about it and get a photo tour here.
Jul 20, 2017
NEW FEATURE! At eGardenGo we're all about helping gardeners be more successful when combining plants and providing fresh ideas and inspiration for planting combinations. We add new combos to our site regularly, and at an even faster pace since our recent relaunch. However, up until now there hasn't been an easy way to figure out which ones you've seen. ..
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