Mystery plant identification:  What could it be?  Where to look?
Favorite Plants / Identification / Natives

Mystery plant identification: What could it be? Where to look?

One of our members discovered a plant growing under the dappled shade and moist soil under some Vine Maples and 150 foot tall Douglas Firs.  But, what was it? It has “mostly” heart shaped leaves.  The leaves on the flower stems are alternated, not opposing.  The plants are about 4″-6″ tall, with some stems reaching … Continue reading

April 27 Speaker – Hydrangeas – Lecture & Plants for Sale!
Favorite Plants / Gardening / Guest Speaker / Monthly Meeting / Past Club Events

April 27 Speaker – Hydrangeas – Lecture & Plants for Sale!

It’s a “two-fer” April 27th, 1pm  – a lecture and plants for sale at our monthly Garden Club meeting! Our guest speaker will be Kristin Van Hoos from Hydrangeas Plus.   Kristin will bring plants to sell, too! “We own and operate a container nursery in the beautiful area of Aurora, OR and have been in … Continue reading

Lovely spring plant pix shared by Garden Members!
Favorite Plants / Field Trips / Spring

Lovely spring plant pix shared by Garden Members!

Our garden members have submitted some lovely pictures that they have taken on various field trips this spring. This pink rhodie was in bloom on Feb 9 in Lincoln City, Oregon in the Connie Hansen garden.  [Image:  J.A.] And the below pictures were taken just last week on a field trip many members took.  [Images:  … Continue reading

TIDBIT – squash flowers are male & female
Favorite Plants / Gardening / Plant Thoughts / Tidbits

TIDBIT – squash flowers are male & female

Did you know that squash plants produce two sexes of flowers on them, and only the female flowers actually produce edible “fruit”? Here are some pix of a volunteer squash plant’s flowers – on the same vine – female and male. The female flower has the more complex “inards” (pix w. hand), while the male … Continue reading

Club member Gayle having success w. Globe Artichokes!
Bees / Favorite Plants / Food / Gardening

Club member Gayle having success w. Globe Artichokes!

Gayle, one of our club members, is looking forward to having a great summer crop from her surviving Globe Artichoke plant! Several others died that were planted in less sunny, protected areas of her garden.  😦   So,  Gayle shows with this success story, LOCATION is key to growing these! This plant obviously likes its location! … Continue reading