Clay Gardens

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Woodland border behind the house

Over the years, I've thought long and hard about a possible name for our garden. I've toyed with using the names of favorite plants (I…

3, 2, 1…BLOOM!

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Triosteum pinnatifidum (not native). Surprisingly easy from seed! Somebody online said the flowers are forgettable (blasphemy).

May. Warm weather (hot even!) has returned and the plants have exploded into growth in our zone 7 Oregon garden. Especially the weeds. So, let's…

Wren houses

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I've hung bird houses from the large apple tree before. No one ever used them. Let's see if this one does the trick.

The weekend of April 15-16th, I spent a couple hours building two new wren houses. I was thinking I had plenty of time before the…