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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Lemonade with a Twist

I move we make lemonade the official beverage of July. And let’s also make it extra-special by adding a hint of herbal delight. Because lemon itself is such a versatile…

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Please Eat the Flowers, part 3

Because you’re so smart, you probably already know about nasturtiums. They are, I think, the most familiar edible flower. With their distinctive peppery taste and knockout colors, they are a…

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