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Six Things I Learned Hosting My 50th College Reunion Kickoff Party

Planning a party is a great motivator to make improvements that you have been putting off.  We were expecting about 50 people on June 8, so in late May we asked our gardener to spread a coat of fresh mulch over all of our flower beds, and to power wash our driveway, upper deck, and lower deck, which were covered with a […]

Curb Appeal–Improve Yours With 3 Simple Tricks

  It’s high summer here in Portland, Oregon, and this is NOT a gardening column.  I wanted to open with these beautiful shots the charming front garden of my dear friend, Margaret Retz, because it is the ultimate in curb appeal. Even if you are not a gardener, there are three simple things you can […]

5 Tips for Easy Summer Entertaining

We are blessed in the Pacific Northwest with a moderate climate that makes outdoor entertaining possible from May through September.  If you are new to outdoor entertaining, here are a few tips to make it  easy and fun: 1.   FOOD:  Don’t try to do it all yourself.  Plan simple menus, prepare most things the […]

Outdoor Entertaining

It felt like summer would NEVER be here.  But it finally is, and the plants in the garden have been enjoying the damp, cool weather.  My hydrangeas are especially happy, and my upper terrace (below) is now ready for a 4th of July party. You can create this kind of garden-room look on your deck […]

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