Denissia E. Withers | Common Sense Gardens

Winter check-in!

Usually, I blog about a subject or specific plant or project, but this winter I am going to write a check-in. More of a… here’s what I’m up do. Education: I have a wonderful on-going project with Oregon Food Bank that was started this past fall with my PSU capstone...

Summer Fun

Beautiful color for summer blooms! Black eyed Susans, a lovely bright flower for perennial flower beds. Watering is critical during hot weather, mulch helps and drip irrigation systems save water and...

Shades of Green

There are more shades of green than any other color in the spectrum, and when we think of a garden, a forest, a park, or a landscape the first color that comes to mind is green. And this time of year, the color green is everywhere including weeds, the leaves of the...

The common dandelion

The common dandelion is easily identified by yellow flowers that turn into a ball of feathery seeds beloved by children. They may be considered stubborn weeds by lawn owners, but to European peasants and winter-weary American pioneers, dandelion leaves offered a...

During these cold days…

“In these cold days, the birds and small animals that remain around the house and garden struggle to find food. In this dormant season, the birds are all that remain of the animated summer landscape. In return for our enjoyment of their beautiful colors and...