Mount Hood Gardens Monthly Newsletter • July/August 2021

Welcome to the Mount Hood Gardens website! We aim to provide you with an enjoyable journey through the many diverse gardens and landscapes we have designed and installed over the past more than three decades. Successful landscapes have a strong, underlying structure, and are composed of harmonious plant communities with year-round, seasonally changing interest.

We are at the height of summer, and while our schedule is busier than ever, we make a point of slowing down a bit this time of year. Our hard-working employees receive some staggered vacation time off, and we tailor planting schedules according to the temperatures, avoiding overly hot periods. The excessive heat wave (“heat dome”) in late June certainly was a reminder how hard it is for plants, and humans, to cope with temperatures exceeding 112 degrees Fahrenheit! Since then, it has been much more pleasant. Summers in Hood River are a treat, and large numbers of tourists are coming to visit.

The pandemic has brought the focus back to actively living at home, and entertaining outdoors, in the process enhancing our homes and surroundings. As things ease, we find it important to retain a certain amount of balance and quietness, and to keep things from speeding up too quickly.

Wishing you an enjoyable summer, and time with your family and loved ones.

We welcome your comments and would love to hear from you

Warm regards,

Marion McNew


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