Grasses are for more than just lawns…

It’s getting time to ‘Fall into the Grasses’! A FREE class, Sat. Sept 1st 11am -12:30pm Inspiring, easy-to-grow _AND_ pretty low maintenance, perennial grasses are one of the best things you can do to make your landscape beautiful and interesting, and special bonus, they are deer proof! This class will discuss the culture, identification, use,…

Dog days? Woof, let’s make Hypertufa!

Hi there succulent & alpine gardening fans! Come join the gang at Madras Garden Depot for our 6th annual August Hypertufa container classes. You have 2 dates to choose from, Saturday, August 4th (I) and Saturday August 11th (II) from 10am-1:30pm.  Each participant in the class will make up to 3 hypertufa rock-like projects, which…

Reluctant Spring

  Hello, friends of Madras Garden Depot! We have been busy getting ready for a new year in the garden.  The good news is that we had a very mild winter but now spring is very slow in arriving. It keeps hesitating, dragging its feet with every temperature fluctuation​, ​raindrop and gust of wind.  Fortunately one of the benefits of this crazy,…

Pre-Holiday Fall Frolic!

Your’e Invited to: A Fall Frolic ~ Pre-Holiday Open House & Fruit & Wine Tasting Party!  Let’s embrace the Fall and get ready for the Holiday’s at a ‘Fall Frolic’ on Saturday, November 11th from 1 to 4:30 pm at the Madras Garden Depot. We are so excited to be partnering with our local Grocery…

Falling forward!

 “Summer fades and passes and October comes. We’ll smell smoke then, and feel an unexpected sharpness, a thrill of nervousness, swift elation, a sense of sadness and departure.“ – Thomas Wolfe, ‘You Can’t Go Home Again’, 1947 Hmmmm…wondering why you haven’t heard from us in a bit?  Well, we haven’t closed, or moved or taken…

The Land of Awakening

 “Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.”  Lewis Grizzard   Being a good gardener, but a wretched typist, I make doubly sure that each of my cold fingers carefully touches my keyboard so I don’t have to go back and make (yet another) correction…yes, it’s very, very cold out, but…

Just say “yes” …to Live Christmas trees!

Are you ready for a “living” Christmas tree? Some of the symptoms might be: A strong aversion to retrieving the artificial tree stored in a dusty shroud of assorted plastic bags in the attic, or horrors! high up in the garage rafters. This symptom can also be combined with: Sudden fatigue from thinking about trying to re-assemble the correct “branch”  into…