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Plant Now for late summer color

Most Northwest gardens go through cycles; they rest awhile then burst into bloom again. Early spring carpets the ground with bulb flowers under blooming trees. May brings fluffy peonies, tall irises and airy columbines. Summer is awash with bright, beautiful annuals. But things seem to ebb toward the end of summer, when heat and drought…

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Eat Local

It’s high summer, and even if you’re not making an active effort to eat local, it’s just about impossible to go a day without ingesting something that has been locally grown or raised within 50 miles of Portland. All of the Portland metro area’s 50+ farmers markets are open and in full swing, and savvy…