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  • Poinsettia Pointers

    Portland Tribune Column

    Anne Jaeger   Pointers on Poinsettias. This…. Is not your grandmother’s old poinsettia anymore.  Gone are the spindly stems with three clusters of color… Today’s new generation poinsettias are huge, bold, breathtaking and so much easier to take care of.  Take that Winter Rose poinsettia, for instance, it comes in white, pink and yes, red… … Read More

  • Easiest Orchids to Grow

    Portland Tribune Column

    Anne Jaeger Lady Slippers easy as Old Shoes Yes, you can have a life and grow orchids too. You see, the simple beauty of orchids is deceiving.  Sure, their delicate features make them appear “difficult” to take care of but (other than weekly watering) orchids thrive on neglect.  That’s why orchids are Juanita Howard’s signature … Read More

  • Chinese Lanterns- Pumpkins on Stems

    Portland Tribune Column

    Anne Jaeger Step inside Glenn Cavender’s barn. The Chinese Lanterns will light your way. Nothing illuminates fall as elegantly as Chinese Lanterns. That’s because this unique looking plant doesn’t make flowers, it makes masses of small vibrant orange air balloons which dangle like tea lights on wiry stems. The profusion of orange is simple beauty. … Read More

  • Bulb No Brainer

    Portland Tribune Column

    Anne Jaeger I was watching an old WC Fields movie the other day and suddenly found myself thinking about planting bulbs. I’ll be darned if his big bulbous nose didn’t point me in the right direction just in time for planting. Planting bulbs is so easy, even shaky-handed WC Fields could do it right. Not that … Read More

  • AIDs Dinner in Garden

    Portland Tribune Column

    Anne Jaeger Column Portland Tribune Our House Gardens August 14, 2002   In my book, gardening is not a prerequisite for friendship.  Although it helps.  Obviously, a lot of people I know don’t garden.  Michael was one.  He didn’t have much time for gardening.  Michael was hairdresser to the stars.  Arlene Schnitzer, Eileen Ford (Ford … Read More

  • Spray Paint Your Garden!

    Portland Tribune Column

    Anne Jaeger Garden Graffiti   A little bit of spray paint goes a long way in the garden.  Yes, spray paint.  Okay, okay, I know spray painting your garden sounds tacky and just plain wrong, but used properly this technique will make you the envy of your neighborhood.  I call it “garden graffiti”.  Now, the … Read More