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The climate die is cast

The national climate service has been pounding home lately that temperatures will be above normal for the foreseeable future. They were dead on in their prediction of a hot summer in the Pacific Northwest and there are records to prove it. The 2nd hottest summer of all time in Portland Portland ended up with not […]


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Organic methods : A meal for the garden

Paul Bonine- Xera Plant Inc.                           6.13.18 Heather Havens – Concentrates Inc. I sat down with my best friend Heather Havens co-owner of Concentrates one Sunday afternoon to talk about organic fertilizers & amendments (seed/plant/animal meals, rock dusts, composts/manures), soils, and how the […]


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Future inferno 2018?

Spring is one of the most unpredictable times of the year for weather in Portland. To be honest I’m not a fan of the month of March. My entire life it seems that I’ve been working outside in this month of lions and lambs. As we transition from a very weak La Nina (one that […]


You Really Move Me

The seasons are changing and I’ll be posting consistently about the weather/gardening for the next few months.  Its been a great, if hot summer and I don’t know about you but I’m glad for the respite from watering. I get asked a lot of questions at the shop but the one that surprised me over […]