Garden Journal

Raised Beds Part Two

As New Years passes, my brain shifts into spring planning mode. Although premature, I just can’t wait to get back outside and into the soil. The first round of seed purchases are done. I let my 5 year old help pick out the varieties, so it should be interesting. But I need a place to…

Clover yard Part 1

The day that my husband and I first visited the house at Shady Oaks Garden it was overcast and drizzling. We were impressed by the mature trees and the dark wood sided ranch home that blended in so well. The property had so much potential as well as heaps of mud. With four boys in…

October 2020

The month was mild and beautiful. Although we had our first cold nights you can’t tell by looking at the garden. We had just enough rain to keep the plants happy but not enough to force us indoors. There were many hours dedicated to playing outside despite the dwindling daylight. I lost several weekends to…

Bulb Planting

I love spring bulb flowers. I drag my husband and kids to nearby tulip festivals. I’ve planted bulbs at almost every garden I have owned. My last house had a great daffodil bed, that gave us three weeks of spring cheer when skies were still grey. Plus daffodils and tulips make pretty cut flowers in…

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Welcome fellow plant lovers! My name is Brenda and this is my gardening journal. My goal is to share the process of rehabbing and expanding the yard and garden of my Oregon home.

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