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I’m Loree, a life-long resident of the Pacific NW who relocated to Portland, from Spokane, in 2004. I also spent 10 years in Seattle, making it a complete PNW triangle.
After purchasing our Portland home in 2005 I got to work designing and planting the garden and quickly fell in love with the vibrant horticulture community here in Oregon.
My love for agaves, cactus and all things spiky—despite the fact I live in "rainy" Oregon—was the inspiration for the blog's name. I publish new stories 3 times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. These include photos of my own garden, my travels to other private and public gardens, visits to nurseries and other random "planty" things I find interesting. I hope you'll find them useful and inspiring.
I currently serve on the board of directors for the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon, and the Garden Bloggers Fling advisory committee. Magazines I’ve written for include Pacific Horticulture; the Oregon Association of Nurseries magazine, Digger; the Rock Garden Quarterly, and Better Homes and Gardens. My first book Fearless Gardening: Be Bold, Break the Rules, Grow What You Love was published by Timber Press in 2020.
I practice the fine art of garden cramscaping and I’m a firm believer there is always room for one more plant.
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