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How to Dry and Use Lemon Peel

Don't throw away those lemon peels. It's easy to dry them for use in cooking, cleaning and body care (yes, really!)

July Superfood: Local Summer Berries

Unlike many areas of the country, we’re privileged in the Pacific Northwest to have access to host of wild and farm-fresh berries. Come summer, you can pick blackberries (for free!) from the tangle of bushes that line much of the Springwater Corridor Trail, head to the outskirts of Portland to one of the many you-pick berry farms, or stop by one of the produce stands that dot the city’s roadsides for strawberries, cherries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and more!

Old Chair for Container Gardening

Many household objects can be used as containers in the garden. I love to use old chairs in the garden to add height and interest to an area that might be otherwise plain without it.

20 Best Perennials for Your Garden

Check out our top picks for easy to grow perennial flowers! Even if you’re new to gardening, you can grow these hardy varieties such as veronica, Russian sage, asters, purple coneflower, peonies, and more. Add color and beauty to your garden or yard with our favorite perennial plants.