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Darcy Daniels - Bloomtown
Portland, OR
Bloomtown™ Gardens focuses on residential garden design in and around Portland, Oregon.
Interests: horticulture, cooking, sustainability, local food, gardens & garden design, edible gardening
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Become an eGardenGo patron at Cultivator level and above to get invited to this small, intimate hands-on design session in my studio. Champagne and light nibbles will help get our creative juices flowing! Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at BLOOMTOWN
Fall is a great time to step back, survey your garden, and ask: what's next? What plans are you making? We provide some tips and ideas in recent blog post on the eGardenGo site: Do a Fall Garden Review to Decide What Next | Garden Design Tip from eGardenGo Fall is the perfect time to step back, assess your garden's performance, and make plans for what you'll tackle next. These garden design tips from eGardenGo... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2016 at BLOOMTOWN
I'm a big fan of using bulbs and have some thoughts on how to do so with a focus on aesthetics as well as covering the practicalities. How to Artfully Add Spring Bulbs to your Plant Combos | Garden-making Tip from eGardenGo Tips for designing great planting combinations for your garden that include spring-blooming bulbs. Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2016 at BLOOMTOWN
A recent post from the eGardenGo blog that gives some tips and ideas of how to use the eGardenGo site to make successful planting combinations in your garden: Tips for Using eGardenGo to Choose Plants for Your Garden | eGardenGo Blog The eGardenGo site is an excellent way to select plants and/or planting combinations that will thrive in your garden. The searchable database is chock full of ideas and inspiration for the DIY home gardener.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2016 at BLOOMTOWN
Garden Design Tip: Select Rhododendrons for Foliage eGardenGo is a gardening app with DIY garden recipes for every skill level and personalized tools to organize your notes, photos and plant preferences. Read our blog to get ideas to create your own recipes. Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2016 at BLOOMTOWN
I've been a bit quiet on the blog and well, that's cuz we've been BUSY and focused on getting the eGardenGo web app ready for visitors! We'll be sending an invitation with a link to preview the eGardenGo web app to our subscribers in the next couple of days. If you haven't signed up yet, NOW is a good time. Follow the link to the eGardenGo site and fill in your email address. By doing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at BLOOMTOWN
Fun times! I'm one of several sources cited in Garden Design Magazine's online article calling out 2016 garden trends! Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2015 at BLOOMTOWN
Plant Combo Recipe emphasizing textural contrast of two plants, this green-on-green planting scheme is an easy planting combination to replicate in your woodland garden. Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2015 at BLOOMTOWN
One foliage sketch, interpreted two different ways for two different garden growing conditions; one drought tolerant for full sun and a second one for a shady spot in your garden. Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2015 at BLOOMTOWN
I focus on plant form and foliage first when making planting combinations. Get ideas for applying this thinking to your garden making. Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2015 at BLOOMTOWN
A plant combo recipe that will sparkle in the shade with its light and bright foliage and flowers. Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2015 at BLOOMTOWN
Six trees for small gardens that have attractive winter bark to consider for your garden. Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at BLOOMTOWN
A flurry of photos showcasing the final days of fall color in my home garden, Bloomtown. Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at BLOOMTOWN
Another plant combination recipe from eGardenGo. This foliage-first combo is drought tolerant and want full sun. Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2015 at BLOOMTOWN
Fall is a great time to take stock and decide "what next" in your garden! Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2015 at BLOOMTOWN
A planting combination to try in your garden. Follow the link to get the recipe! Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2015 at BLOOMTOWN
Sign up for the eGardenGo newsletter to make you're up-to-date on our process and progress and we move toward launching our web app for gardeners. Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2015 at BLOOMTOWN
This garden, designed by Darcy Daniels of Bloomtown Gardens, is built into a narrow, sloped backyard and shows just how much outdoor living can be eked out of even the smallest spaces. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at BLOOMTOWN
Darcy Daniels of Bloomtown Gardens showcases a country garden with a controlled plant palette relying on large sweeps of easy care, deer resistant perennials and grasses. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2015 at BLOOMTOWN
Every garden design project is unique — read more about the Williams' garden design process with Darcy Daniels, Bloomtown Gardens and browse photos of the finished project. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2015 at BLOOMTOWN
The high-summer, super blowzy side yard garden at Bloomtown, Darcy Daniels' home garden, is being featured on Gardenista. Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at BLOOMTOWN
Another installment in the planting combination series. Updates are appearing regularly on the Bloomtown and eGardenGo sites, so check back often! Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at BLOOMTOWN
Bloomtown will want to read this blog post from eGardenGo offering tips for making successful plant combinations in your garden. Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2015 at BLOOMTOWN
I received this interesting comment via email from Walt, a reader who gardens in San Francisco area of CA, and I thought others might be interested in what he had to say. So with his permission, I’m sharing it here. "The tint in Eucomis leaves is very temperature sensitive; as the summer heats up the leaves lose their deep tint. Even here in the San Francisco bay area with a dependable daily evening marine layer pulling night temps down to the 50's, the leaves still go green during summer and given the summer you folks are having in Portland this year, this is pretty normal. This doesn't vary by variety - Oakhurst which is much darker than Sparkling Burgundy goes just as green in summer. They will color up a bit more as temps cool down in fall, especially on new leaves, though never as dark as the new spring growth. It's something retailers should really be more forthright about. Between that and the big leaf flop at bloom time, they definitely tend toward the mixed blessing category." Thanks, Walt for taking the time to share your experience with us!
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2015 on Garden Bloggers Bloom Day July 2015 at BLOOMTOWN
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This waterwise perennial planting combination for a full sun garden provides long-lasting summer-into-fall blooms, fragrance and is a magnet for hummingbirds, bees and pollinators. Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at BLOOMTOWN