Ready for More Terra Nova Goodness?

I had so many photos and thoughts yesterday that I’ve decided another Terra Nova post is in order.  Cindy from My Corner of Katy’s comment about her bad luck with certain Echinacea cultivars made me think about something Dan Heims said about the orange, yellow, red or peach Echinaceas. ...

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The Gardens and Gifted Imagination of Terra Nova

After Iseli, we boarded our buses for Terra Nova Nurseries in Canby, Oregon.  If you’ve ever purchased an unusual Heuchera like ‘Mahogany’ or an Echinacea like ‘Pink Double Delight’ (both favorites in my garden) you’ve probably bought one hybridized by Terra Nova.  While we were there, the botanists/biologists explained...

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Garden Bloggers’ Muse Day–October

“She had only to stand in the orchard, to put her hand on a little crab tree and look up at the apples, to make you feel the goodness of planting and tending and harvesting at last. All the strong things of her heart came out in her body, that had...

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GTS and Sunday Stroll: Iseli Nursery

As it states in its brochure, Iseli Nursery sits at the bottom of Mount Hood in Boring, Oregon.  The views surrounding the nursery are inspiring, and in the clouded light of midday,  the effect was magical.  However, I wish I could bring you “smell-a-vision.”  The scent of pines, cypress,...

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Sunflower Salutations

A perfect, early fall day bathed in blue.  The sun is shining.  Only a few marshmallow clouds gliding across the sky.  Standing in the middle of the garden, feet firmly planted on solid ground, turn your face toward the sun with your arms flung out at your sides.  Palms...

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Wanda’s Brave New World

A misty fog sweeps in from Puget Sound enshrouding plants with a cool fall blanket.  Established shrubs and perennials rarely need watering even at the height of the summer season. Sounds like garden paradise doesn’t it?  It is. Regular visitors to this blog know my dear friend, Wanda F.,...

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For Those of You Still With Me

As you may have noticed the site has been up and down all week, a metaphor for my week in general.  ASW and I have had a stomach virus which is still lingering.  I’m dealing with site issues, and I’m trying to leave town for the Garden Writers Syposium...

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