Purple flower
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Bring in the Birds with these flowers

Photo caption:  After surviving brutal winter and summer conditions, Echinacea Sombrero® Baja Burgundy, a 2020 All-America Selections winner, continued to produce flowers midsummer to frost during a three-year plant trial. Photo credit:  photo courtesy of All-America Selection. by Melinda Myers Fill your gardens with beautiful plants that produce an abundance of seeds the birds will […]

Blooming flower
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Photographer is passionate about Northwest

Photo caption: Blooming colors illuminate Jake Bestgen’s “Stargazer” image. Photographer Jake Bestgen is passionate about capturing his many Pacific Northwest landscape and floral arrangements. “Until just recently, my work has remained in the archives of my computer,” says Bestgen, a Vancouver, Washington resident. “I recently decided to print and frame some of my photos and […]

A hedgehog
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How to rescue an injured animal

Photo caption: Hedgehogs are declining as humans increasingly invade their habitat. DIY Garden blogger Rachel Brown was determined to spread injured animal rescue information after helping to detangle a hedgehog caught in netting last year. Brown recently posted a comprehensive guide on what to do if you come across an injured animal outside. There are […]

Barn and Mount Adams
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Photographer’s passionate Northwest quest

Photo Caption: Jake Bestgen captures a brilliant image of rustic barn with  Mount Adams towering in the background. Photographer Jake Bestgen is passionate about capturing his many Pacific Northwest landscape and floral arrangements. “Until just recently, my work has remained in the archives of my computer,” says Bestgen, a Vancouver, Washington resident. “I recently decided […]

Figurine
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Troutdale good launch pad for Columbia Gorge jaunts

Photo caption: Twig hair flies on a sculpture at McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale. By Greg Johnson Visitors will find Troutdale a pleasant launch pad for jaunts to this historic downtown, nearby McMenamins Edgefield and the Columbia River Gorge. Troutdale is the gateway to the historic Columbia River Highway, the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood […]