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,…

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…

Late Summer happenings….Hypertufa, again!

    Upcoming class….Come join the gang at Madras Garden Depot for the 2nd of our annual August Hypertufa container classes,  Saturday August 20th from 10am-1:30pm. Each participant  will make up to 3 hypertufa rock-like planters, which you can take home an plant up – for class participants we’re offering 20% off on 4″ succulents…

Twilight Open Garden – this Friday!

This Friday, August 5th from 6 – 8 pm there will be a free ‘Twilight Open Garden’ at the Moran residence in Yarrow, co-sponsored by the Madras Garden Depot & the Madras Garden Club. This garden is about 3 years old and was intentionally designed to display very hardy, but beautiful native and adapted ornamental plants that…

Hypertufa? What??

Hey Central Oregon gardening fans! Do you like interesting , all weather planters for tabletops and patios?  Please consider joining the gang at Madras Garden Depot for our 5th annual August Hypertufa container classes, Saturday, August 6th and Saturday August 20th from 10am-1:30pm  Each participant in the class will make up to 3 hypertufa rock-like…