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|Stone sculpture creation in late February, "the barren time"|
Thanks for sharing your work and your gardening passions with us, Christopher! You can follow Christopher at Outside Clyde.
Photographs courtesy of Christopher Carrie.
|A landscape I love in the Trinity Mountain Range, Northern CA|
My blog Chickadee Gardens is all about our adventure of gardening on two acres outside of Portland, Oregon, with an emphasis on native plants and sustainability. My husband, David Pinson, and I started from scratch 5 years ago on this land and have since created a large dry garden, a shade garden, shrub gardens, and a rather decent-sized veggie patch and orchard. We also raise chickens and honeybees. We want to share our experiences with interested people who can help us along the way and people we can help. It’s a community after all, and growing things is a healing practice. Also, I work for Joy Creek Nursery and have access to a bazillion interesting plants. OK, hundreds.
Arctostaphylos ‘St. Helena’, my favorite plant, is a beautiful evergreen manzanita with rounded silvery green leaves, pretty flowers, and a beefy trunk with exfoliating bark. It needs no summer water and is native to the West Coast. I live in Saint Helens, so the name fits too. It has a gorgeous presence in the garden year-round. My three are 8 to 10 ft. tall and add the best structure to my dry gardens.
Photographs courtesy of Tamara Paulat.
|Mark and Neil|
Exotic plants fill our garden at our 1930s townhouse in Luton, Bedfordshire U.K. We love big leaves, tropical-looking plants, succulents, yuccas, bamboos, and palms, and are always hunting for unusual plants that create a jungle feel.
|Chiswick Garden in London|
|Dahlias at the Tuileries in Paris|
|Photo credit: Rachel Weill|