Roses

It hardly seems possible, but some of the roses here in Portland, Oregon (aka the City of Roses) are already starting to leaf out…and it’s only February! With spring right around the corner, the Portland Rose Society is holding free pruning events to answer questions about growing beautiful, healthy blooms and to demonstrate proper pruning…

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Fuchsia

Cascade Minerals’ own Chuck Canham will be giving a special presentation about the benefits of soil remineralization as part of the “Forever Fuchsias” celebration at Lakewold Gardens in Lakewold, Washington during the first weekend of September. (Chuck will speak to visitors at 1:00 PM on Saturday, September 6, 2014; additional event details can be found…

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Environmental Protection

On Earth Day (and every day), let’s take a moment to appreciate the soil beneath our feet. Soil makes up the outermost layer of our planet—it’s the living skin of our Earth It takes Mother Nature over 500 years to form one inch of topsoil, the most productive layer of soil Soil scientists have identified over…

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Chinese Garden

Happy Chinese New Year! 2014 is the Year of the Horse, which Chinese astrology says will bring good fortune and be filled with lively energy. We predict a bountiful growing season thanks to the organic soil-boosting benefits of volcanic basalt. Read on. Lan Su Chinese Garden Here in Portland, Oregon, a good way to get…

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Peninsula Park

Known as the City of Roses, Portland, Oregon and its residents are accustomed to throwing celebrations in honor of this most beautiful of flowers. Yet yesterday’s festivities were extra special at the Peninsula Park Rose Garden, Portland’s first public rose garden which was founded in 1913 and was celebrating its 100th anniversary. You might recall…

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