Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I see this plant in so many gardens  - do you know what it is? This plant is  possibly the most cryptic and devious noxious weed we have in western Oregon and Washington. I looks so deceptively like it belongs wherever it happens to be - even at the base of a big tree (which … Continue reading Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Girding for pests and other thoughts on Spring

Slowly but surely, the season is advancing, and Spring will soon be here. The new growing season starts with such optimism! So few weeds, new seedlings to nurture, not much watering to do…then the rude awakening of the first aphid outbreak, sometimes followed by slug devastation or other problems that are visited upon gardeners year … Continue reading Girding for pests and other thoughts on Spring