The 2021 Garden Year In Review

It’s the end of 2021 and that means it is time for the 2021 garden year in review!

This year was an odd one because it was equally split between Palo Alto and Portland, although the majority of my gardening year happened in Portland. In April of last year (at the unofficial start of the garden season for me, I suppose) I set Gardening Goals.

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A Winter Storm Warning for Portland

We’re expecting some very cold days in Portland this week, and that means snow.

This forecast is from It’s one of the more favorable forecasts. Other forecasts have us getting down into the teens – eek! This is the kick in the pants I needed to finally clean up the dahlia pots.

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Happy Solstice! Have a cup of tea! …but will it compost?

Happy Solstice! It’s been a very wet winter so far here in Portland, and it has only just begun. At least I have longer (and warmer) days to look forward to.

The solstices are very underrated and under celebrated holidays in my opinion. Do you have any solstice traditions? I’ll be sipping a warm, cozy cup of tea by the fire to celebrate the shortest day this year.

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