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Monday, August 17, 2015

Cool and rainy weekend

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I love this weather (very Portland-like!). I wish it would stay like this all the time. I would be out in the garden more than I am now, that is for sure! 


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aug5 Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Lilies in pots - "Muskadet"



Lily "Muskadet" growing in a pot on the patio. I have found that lilies do quite well in pots and they even bloom in shady locations. It is wise to select varieties that do not get too tall - "Muskadet" is only about 2 feet tall. I have had this one for years. I just put it in our unheated basement during the winter where it goes dormant. 

Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Early morning wet garden


I took these photos on Sunday morning following the fourth of July. We got tons of rain on Friday and spotty showers on Saturday. The garden really greened up as a result. Hopefully you can't see the weeds in the photos. I was hoping to get some work done in the garden on Friday and woke up to the rain. It is hard for me to keep it up this time of year - I hate the heat and the humidity and the mosquitoes (although they really don't bite me) are awful this year.

 




Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

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