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Flutter & Hum · 1d ago

Upcoming HPSO book talk; Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

Those of us living in the greater Portland area have been aware of this development for a while, but those of you gardening in other parts of the Pacific NW might not have heard. There is a ...
Flutter & Hum · 3d ago

Wednesday Vignette – foliar fun for the front

I agonized about this for a while, but then finally, last fall, I offered up my little Red Dragon maple to my friend Jason. He has way more garden space than I do, and is almost always a gra...
Flutter & Hum · 4d ago

Foliage Follow-Up Day – January 2018

The biggest news from my garden this month is that I – FINALLY – took the time to thin out my black bamboo. Wow – should’ve done that  years ago… It looks so much better now… So, that is the...
Flutter & Hum · 5d ago

Bloom Day – January 2018

While most of my garden looks rather torn up at the moment (making lots of muscle heavy, time consuming changes that take me forever), there are some things worth noting. Although Christmas ...
Flutter & Hum · 1W ago

Wednesday Vignette – our new dawn

Say what you will about the aftermath rumors and speculations of Oprah’s acceptance speech at the Golden Globe ceremony on Monday night – the speech itself was one helluva speech! And, to my...
Flutter & Hum · 1W ago

Hoshigaki – a first attempt at an ancient process

Some time at the end of November, my friend Kate organized a Hoshigaki workshop, led by farmer and foodie Evan Gregoire of The Portland Seed House. Hoshigaki is the delicious end result of a...
Flutter & Hum · 2W ago

Wednesday Vignette – a day of blue tones

It was a day of blue tones;  
Flutter & Hum · 3W ago

Wednesday Vignette – a nice change from the ice

I don’t know why I’m always so surprised when my hometown is suddenly covered in ice and snow. I mean, it has been known to happen with some frequency in the past few years. As it happened, ...
Flutter & Hum · 1M ago

Wednesday Vignette – SO last year…

This is the time of year when style gurus from Pantone and all the paint companies come up with their trend forecasts. I think it’s fun in a tongue-in-cheek kind of way, but on a creative le...
Flutter & Hum · 1M ago

Foliage followup day – December 2017

It looks like our long stretch of sun and cold winds might have ended. Lucky me – I managed to get a decent, sun-drenched shot of one of my perennial infatuations. I apologize for constantly...