Calendula: A Gift That Keeps On Giving

Beautiful Calendula: A prolific, cheery, yet humble plant, beloved by herbalists and gardeners alike. The root of the name calendula is the same as the word calendar, perhaps because it is a flower that brings joy almost year round.  In the Pacific Northwest,...

Help the bees stay hydrated this summer!

  (Water is Life.) Our summers keep getting hotter every year and just like us humans, most creatures need to stay hydrated to stay alive.  If you already put out a bowl of water for your pets, birds or other wildlife, its easy to adapt these to accommodate our...

Choosing Trees For Your Landscape

Ahhh, Spring has fully sprung, we’ve even had a couple of hot summer-like days already, here in Portland. If you’ve been thinking about getting a tree for your landscape, now is the time to do it. Timing is important because trees planted too close to the dry summer...