Gorgeous Gardens in Brentwood-Darlington #1

This is an ongoing feature of beautiful gardens of neighbors in Brentwood-Darlington, Portland, Oregon. Want to submit your garden photos? Email us at brentwood.darlington@gmail.com and use “Gorgeous Gardens” in the subject line. Please include 3-5 photos and a brief description, as well as the name you would like us to use.


[Image Description: Blooming trumpet shaped pink flowers with white accents among star shaped green leaves.]

Description from Featured Neighbor: Terri Parkin

This is a garden I planted in late spring. There is an array of colorful zinnias, a wonderful mix of cascade wildflowers, poppies, giant sunflowers, and nasturtiums.  I brought in premium soil and had it spread for this garden which is the ultimate cause of its success this year plus consistent watering in the morning and evening. I planted just wildflowers last year, but the soil wasn’t as rich as this and so I had a much happier experience this year.

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LGL Distanced Plant Sale – Round 2

From Learning Gardens Lab:

Hello Friends of LGL!

We will be hosting a second plant sale this Saturday, May 9th from 11-2. Please read below to learn about the new varieties we will have available. The plant sale will be hosted just outside the new people’s gate at LGL. There will be street parking only. We will practice social distancing by allowing only one person to shop at a time. If more than one person arrives at once, we will have a line set up that will keep people at least 6 feet apart. Please read on for all of the details! (RSVP on Facebook here!)

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LGL Socially Distanced Plant Sale

From Learning Gardens Lab:

Hello Friends of LGL!

We are happy to announce that we will be hosting a plant sale on Saturday, April 25th from 11am-2pm. The plant sale will be hosted just outside the new people’s gate at LGL. There will be street parking only. We will practice social distancing by allowing only one person to shop at a time. If more than one person arrives at once, we will have a line set up that will keep people at least 6 feet apart. Please read on for all of the details!

The first half an hour will be for those over 60 and immune-compromised individuals only. If you do not fall into one of these categories, please do not arrive before 11:30!

The entire plant sale will be donation based. We ask that if you have the means, please support LGL. Nonetheless, if you have found yourself financially compromised during this time we will gladly donate the plants to you, no questions asked!

All plants available will be sold/donated on a first come, first serve basis. We will have:

  • Eggplant: Long Purple, Black Beauty
  • Pepper: California Wonder, Jalapeño, Serrano, Big Jim, Cayenne
  • Cabbage: Red Acre, Early
  • Kale: Dwarf Blue, Nero Toscana, Red Russian
  • Tomato: Cherokee Purple, Brandywine, San Marzano, Red and Yellow Pear
  • Spinach: Bloomsdale
  • Lettuce: Buttercrunch, Black Seeded Simpson, Salad Bowl Blend
  • Romaine: Paris Island
  • Collards
  • Basil: Genovese, Sweet, Tulsi Holy
  • Broccoli Raab
  • Chard: Rainbow
  • Parsley: Italian Green, Moss Curled
  • Dill: Bouquet, Tetra

Suggested donation for vegetable 6-packs will be $5 and suggested donation for vegetables in 4 inch pots will be $3. We will also have some “mystery tomatoes” being sold for $1. We will accept cash, Venmo, or Paypal payments. We ask that if you plan to pay in cash that you please bring exact change. We would like to minimize the amount of cash we touch during this time.

If you plan to buy multiple plants, please try to remember to bring your own means of carrying them away.

When you arrive, please do not touch the plants until you have selected the one you plan to purchase.

We will be asking you to return your sanitized pots to us once you have planted out what you bought. More details about this will be available at the plant sale.

We hope to see you there! If you can not make it this time around, we plan to host another plant sale on Saturday, May 9th and will share more information about this as the date gets closer.

Master Gardeners Native Plant Sale

Multnomah County Master Gardeners are partnering with Sparrowhawk Native Plants for a pop-up plant sale!

Order online March 1st-15th, 2020 at sparrowhawknativeplants.com and pick up Saturday, April 11th, 2020 at Learning Gardens Lab (6801 SE 60th Ave, 97206) in Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood, SE Portland.  Experts will be on hand at the pickup event to talk about pollinators, water conservation, native plants, and sustainable gardening from 10:00AM-4:30PM.  If you missed the order window, shop the Overstock Flash Sale at the end of the pickup event, 4:00PM – 4:30PM.

Click here for information on ordering.

Click here for more information on pickup.