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Since I have lived in Oregon,  I can remember going to the Woodburn Tulip Festival practically every year. As a gardener and hobbyist photographer it is one of the many flower and garden events we have available here in Oregon and one I don’t like to miss.  I have not visited this year as yet, but it is on my calendar to go to Woodburn soon.copyright betty jung.com Copyright bettyjung.com

Woodburn Tulip Festival

If you have never been, or just have not gone this year as yet, the Festival started March 23 and runs through April 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. so you still have time to go.

Situated on 40 acres of stunning beauty, experience expansive views of vineyards, distant mountains, and a few mud puddles. Fresh flowers, food, and fun for the entire family, including well behaved dogs on leashes!

Here is the link to the farm for more information.

We here lucky here in Oregon as these events and the gardens are just starting.  The Woodburn Tulip Festival fittingly starts off the gardening/planting & blooming season for all of us to enjoy.  And, I promise if you go, you will want to go back year-after-year. As we progress through the year, I will try to post the many other garden events that will be opening soon too.

Thinking of Selling Your Lake Oswego Home?

Prices are increasing at a fast pace in Lake Oswego. Interest rates are still low and there is a huge pool of buyer demand. I have ready, willing and able buyers ready to purchase your home. If you want to know the value of your home in today’s real estate market, please call me at 503-804-9685.

SEARCH FOR REAL ESTATE

There are links above to search for real estate.  I have a new website where you can search or you can use my mobile phone app as well. My website and mobile app provide you with access to all listings available on the RMLS™ system regardless of who the listing agent or brokerage may be. Listings are updated frequently throughout the day giving you the information you need, when you need it.

Moving to Lake Oswego?

Want to know more about Lake Oswego? I’d love to be your buyer’s agent, please give me a call at 503-804-9685.

I have worked in Lake Oswego as a Real Estate Broker since 1978 and have lived in Lake Oswego since 1988 and know all the neighborhoods! The real estate market is “hot” here in the Portland metro area and Lake Oswego. I am ready to assist you with all your real estate needs! “There is no substitute for experience.”

ALL ABOUT…..Lake Oswego Real Estate. Copyright 2008-2018. Betty Jung. All Rights Reserved. Use of this article, photos and images without permission is a violation of Federal copyright laws.

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The Portland Japanese Garden

Do you ever play tourist in your own backyard? There are so many wonderful sites here in our Portland area that I rarely get to.

This past Monday a friend and I went to The Portland Japanese Garden.  It was the first time I visited this particular garden in all the years I have lived here. Inasmuch as the rhododendrons and azaleas are in full bloom in Portland, I wanted to go and still do something local.  We have had gorgeous Spring weather here, that’s right, no rain!Road Trip: The Portland Japanese Garden.lakeoswegorealestateblog.wordpress.com

The Portland Japanese Garden

It was a mid-70s degree day.  Sunny, warm, with a light breeze.  It was a perfect Spring day to stroll through the lush 5.5 acre site.  I would imagine during tourist season it gets very busy, but on this day, there were no crowds; although there was a steady stream of people through.

With the many benches throughout, I could have sat on a bench for a very long time.  The serenity and peace was just what I needed. The fragrances were evident everywhere. There is always some kind of show or exhibit going on, this week there was a Bonsai Collection.

Take A Stroll

If you are visiting Portland for the first time, or a long-time resident, take some time to stroll through the Garden. Next time you just want to spend some quiet time to enjoy Portland, go to The Portland Japanese Garden and just sit awhile! Oh, and don’t forget your camera.

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Want To Buy A Condo Or Lake Oswego Home And Don’t Have A Down Payment?

Need Help With Closing Costs?

There is a loan program that I have become aware of that gives, yes gives, you up to 3% down which does not have to be repaid. This is great for buyers who haven’t been able to save up for a down payment, are self employed, or need help with closing costs. There are income requirements, but if you haven’t been able to purchase and want to give me a call at 503-804-9685, I’d love to be your Realtor®!

Thinking of Selling Your Lake Oswego Home?

Prices are increasing at a fast pace in Lake Oswego. Interest rates are still low and there is a huge pool of buyer demand. I have ready, willing and able buyers ready to purchase your home. If you want to know the value of your home in today’s real estate market, please call me at 503-804-9685.

SEARCH FOR REAL ESTATE

There are links above to search for real estate.  I have a new website where you can search or you can use my mobile phone app as well. My website and mobile app provide you with access to all listings available on the RMLS™ system regardless of who the listing agent or brokerage may be. Listings are updated frequently throughout the day giving you the information you need, when you need it.

Moving to Lake Oswego?

Want to know more about Lake Oswego? I’d love to be your buyer’s agent, please give me a call at 503-804-9685.

I have worked in Lake Oswego as a Real Estate Broker since 1978 and have lived in Lake Oswego since 1988 and know all the neighborhoods! The real estate market is “hot” here in the Portland metro area and Lake Oswego. I am ready to assist you with all your real estate needs! “There is no substitute for experience.”

ALL ABOUT…..Lake Oswego Real Estate. Copyright 2008-2016. Betty Jung. All Rights Reserved. Use of this article, photos and images without permission is a violation of Federal copyright laws.

Lake Oswego Real Estate Eliminating Grass

If you are like me, now that we are in Spring and our Portland weather has started to be really nice, I’ve got theBench gardening bug.

One of the thorns in my side has been my front lawn.  I am so embarrassed by it I won’t even share a picture of it but it certainly doesn’t fit with my opinion of what a “perfect lawn” should look like. My lawn reminds me of a newborn child’s head with wisps of hair growing.  You get the picture right?

Yes I could have planted sod, put seed on it (which I have done), or fertilized it.  I am against fertilizers and chemicals and try to use few, if any at all, anywhere in my garden.  You’d think my lawn would be lush and green with all our rain. And I compost, but that takes a while to provide that rich, sweet smelling soil for me.  I am a gardener after all, and am all for saving water too.

I am sure my HOA and neighbors are getting as tired of my lawn as I am.  My automatic “knee jerk” response has been to not do anything to it because I have been so indecisive. I know this may sound crazy, but sometimes I just sit and look at it trying to visualize what I want to do with it in my mind.

Eliminating Grass

A few months ago, I attended a Home and Garden Show at the Portland Expo where the State of Oregon Masters Gardeners had a booth. There was a Master Gardener on hand to answer questions so I thought I would pose to her what my thoughts were. My goal is to eliminate as much grass as I can. My quandary, however, is that I love the smell of fresh cut grass and love walking on it with bare feet. Finally I came upon a plan.

Getting The Dirt

There is an oak tree with huge roots meandering throughout my front yard making it near to impossible to grow grass.  My plan is to get top soil, fill in the large area of the roots and focus on a smaller patch of grass, eventually removing the grass with pavers leading to my back yard.

Now the question is where to get the dirt and how much do I need?  Do I buy it in bags or get a truckload of it?  Just in my time of need, I found this blog post about the benefits of buying bags of top soil vs. getting a truckload delivered.

It helped me understand the direction I needed to go and it might help you as well.  On Al’s Gardening’s website there is a calculator to determine exactly how much top soil you might need. Now to measure the area and determine how many yards of top soil I need, and to find the time to take on this project.

I tell myself I can do this because I landscaped and planted my entire yard when I built my home myself.  Now I’m tearing things out instead.

Do I have any volunteers that would like to help? I may do before and after pictures, depending of course how it all turns out.

State Of Oregon Master Gardeners Events

State Of Oregon Master Gardeners also have numerous garden shows/sales upcoming.  Here’s a list of those.

 

Thinking of Selling Your Lake Oswego Home?

Prices are increasing at a fast pace in Lake Oswego. Interest rates are still low and there is a huge pool of buyer demand. I have ready, willing and able buyers ready to purchase your home. If you want to know the value of your home in today’s real estate market, please call me at 503-804-9685.

Moving to Lake Oswego?

Want to know more about Lake Oswego? I’d love to be your buyer’s agent, please give me a call at 503-804-9685.

I have worked in Lake Oswego as a Real Estate Broker since 1975 and have lived in Lake Oswego since 1988 and know all the neighborhoods! The real estate market is “hot” here in the Portland metro area and Lake Oswego. I am ready to assist you with all your real estate needs! “There is no substitute for experience.”

ALL ABOUT…..Lake Oswego Real Estate. Copyright 2008-2016. Betty Jung. All Rights Reserved. Use of this article, photos and images without permission is a violation of Federal copyright laws.

Contact Betty Jung

Betty Jung, Broker
REALTOR®
CRS, GRI, ABR, SRES, CNHSS

MORE Realty, Inc.
14945 SW Sequoia Parkway, #150
Portland, OR. 97224

503-804-9685 Cell

or email:betty@bettyjung.com

"Selling Real Estate Since 1978. There Is No Substitute For Experience!"

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