The Winter Hummingbird Garden

A winter visit from a hummingbird is a rare treat that seems impossible and magical. Yet in fact Anna’s hummingbirds have become common winter residents in the Pacific Northwest. What

Providing for Urban Pollinators

I went to a great talk offered by the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District on pollinators.  The talk I attended was part of a series that are free

The Case Of The Disappearing Insects – And What We Can Do About It

Where have all the insects gone?  A recent radio piece caught my attention, describing a German study which documented dramatic declines (80%) over the past 30 years in the number

Why native plants REALLY matter

Gardening and landscaping with native plants is different and sometimes more restrictive than a purely ornamental approach – so having a good reason WHY can be helpful inspiration. For me,