Haystack at Canon Beach
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Oregon’s top four attractions

Caption: Haystack rock is a dominant sight in Canon Beach. Credit: -TravelOregon.com (photographer: Joni Kabana) Beautiful Columbia River Gorge Editor’s note:  Between May 24 and Sept. 5, 2022, a timed-access permit will be required for each personal vehicle driven on the Historic Columbia River Highway from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Vista House and […]

Night landscape lighting
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Light up your night garden

Classic Caption:  Enjoy an after-dark glow on your patio or deck with retro Edison-bulb solar lights. Photo credit:  Photo courtesy of Gardener’s Supply Company/gardeners.com by Melinda Myers Enjoy your garden and landscape once the sun sets with strategically placed and attractive landscape lighting. Select the best type of light that complements your garden design and […]

White flowers
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Creating a Garden in the Shade

Type/Classic Photo caption: Bugbane’s white spires of flowers will provide some height to the shady areas in the landscape. Photo credit:  photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com by Melinda Myers Don’t let limited sunlight stop you from growing a beautiful garden. Make the most of shady locations with proper plant selection and design strategies.  Start the season with […]

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Portland Farmers Market

The Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University will be open every Saturday, year-round. April through October hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. November through March hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Market at PSU is located in Downtown Portland in the South Park Blocks between SW College & Montgomery Streets. Portland […]

Man steering bulldozer with child
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Dozer Day coming to Clark County Fairgrounds

Kids get to hop into heavy, construction equipment and operate the machines guided by in-cab, experienced equipment operators during Dozer Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 14-15 at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield, Washington. Big kids over the age of 12 will be able to test additional machines that are safe to […]

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Seattle is number 2 Memorial Day travel destination

Caption: Covered in monumental artworks, this award-winning nine-acre sculpture park on the waterfront is Seattle’s largest downtown green space and is just one mile north of the Seattle Art Museum. AAA Travel booking data shows that reservations for flights, rental cars, cruises and hotels for Memorial Day are up 122% over last year. With the […]

tree and garden
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Plant an Arbor Day tree in April

Caption: A garden of hostas beneath a Burr Oak tree. Photo credit:  Photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com    by Melinda Myers Celebrate National Arbor Day, the last Friday in April, by planting new trees and caring for established ones in your landscape and community. This special holiday was first celebrated in 1872. Arbor Day celebrations continue […]

Man and child with rv at lake
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Find Washington water access for your RV fishing adventure

Caption: Camping at Quincy Lakes – 1987 Written by Dave Helgeson “Let’s go fishing” was a phrase I longed to hear in my youth when spending spring break at my grandparents’ house. It meant my grandpa, Ralph Riker, and I were off to go fishing in the Quincy Lakes Recreation Area (as a ten-year-old it […]

Raised beds in a garden
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Raise your garden better with raised beds

Caption: Raised beds provide gardeners the opportunity to overcome poor soil, resulting in more productive gardens. Photo credit: photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com By Melinda Myers  Raise your garden to new heights for easier access and greater productivity. Raised beds allow you to overcome poor soil by creating the ideal growing mix. They also make gardening more comfortable thanks […]

Strawberry plant
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Enjoy fresh strawberries from your garden

Caption:  Delizz® is a day-neutral strawberry that was the first ever strawberry to be selected as an All-America Selections Winner. Photo credit:  photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com by Melinda Myers As you plan this year’s garden, be sure to include some strawberries. They are low in calories, high in vitamin C and antioxidants, and provide seasonal […]