sarracenia in a bog

What is The Other Plant Sale?

Now entering its second year, The Other Plant Sale (TOPS) is the next big spring event for plant lovers in the Portland Metro Area. You can find plants of all shapes and sizes alongside plant-related goodies for everyone. TOPS, the invention of Nanthawat Jiranuwatana, takes place on May 18th, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 4 […]

photo of Arilbred iris 'Golden Illusion'

Visit the Spring Garden Fair in Canby

Oregon is ranked as one of the top three nursery production states in the country–we’ve got every kind of nursery from large to small scale, specialty, and houseplant. The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon (HPSO) just had their annual Hortlandia event, but if you missed it, don’t fret, there’s more to come! This weekend, you’ll […]

olive hanging off of a tree in Oregon after a rain storm

Why is Portland Considered a Mediterranean Climate?

There’s a common misconception that Portland is a temperate rainforest, but the reality is that we’re located in a Mediterranean climate! Understanding the difference between these two climates is crucial for understanding the best gardening practices for our region in addition to the environmental threats that we face. Köppen Climate Classification System The first thing […]