About Me

Welcome to The Rainy Day Garden Blog. Through this blog, I have been able to combine my love of writing, photography and gardening. I am a passionate ornamental and edible grower and I strive to create a landscape, that is budget, kid and pet friendly, while choosing organic methods to manage pests and invasive weeds.

I began blogging in 2008 and have expanded my interest from only growing traditional ornamental plants to growing a variety of edible, native and regionally adaptive plants. While I still appreciate classic and traditional plants, I have become more selective about my plant choices. It is important to me that they are water wise, habitat worthy, provide multi-season interest and are pollinator focused. I am currently working to add more native and regionally adapted plants to my garden canvas.

I strongly believe that urban, home gardens are a critical component to saving our endangered pollinators and song birds.

Zone 8b 
North Willamette Valley 



  1. We live in Graham WA and have a large garden. Each spring I give away lots of divisions. Hosta, Jap blood grass, bamboo and others to numerous to mention.
    My name is Karen, ph (360) 893-6491.
    If you're interested in free plants for your new home, call and I can e-mail a list of available plants.

  2. You are so kind to offer! I will be in touch. Thank you Karen!

  3. Jenni, can I be so bold as to suggest a small but intrepid farmers market for inclusion in your list of Clackamas County Farmers Markets??

    1. No problem Sheri, I'll put the link up!

    2. Hello Jenni,
      I found your nice garden blog by accident. Your post about Hawaii caught immediately my attention. Everything looks very exotic to me.
      Greetings from Germany


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