Mark Your Calendar

ATTENTION WRITERS. Have an idea for a nonfiction book? Do you know what to do first? What’s that you say? “Start writing”? Wrong answer. First you need to learn about…

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Cool Salads

A classic way to beat the heat is to prepare dishes that need no (or minimal) cooking. Right up at the top of my list right now are luscious big…

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Hot Plants

Yes, they’re “hot” in the sense of being gorgeous, but the important point for now is that they survive really hot weather and the dry conditions that usually come with…

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Legendary Roses

You may know that Portland, Oregon, my hometown, is known as the City of Roses. We have several fabulous public gardens featuring these lovely flowers (come visit!), and on just about any block of any street in any neighborhood, you’ll see wonderful roses in someone’s garden.

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