Cool August – plants reseeding

In the last week we’ve had a lot if rain in Portland, mostly at night, and my garden is coming back to life! Not that it was declining in any way to begin with. I can see why people hesitate to plant borage – I have a smattering of new seedlings in the borage/echinacea bed….

Backyard Habitat Certification Program site visit results

Today I met with a Portland Audubon Society/Columbia Land Trust specialist for my site visit as part of the Backyard Habitat Certification Program. I held back from pulling what I believed to be invasive species in order to learn more about the difference between a “weed” and an “invasive species.” My inspector/guide was great, and…