We have matured into our own style of gardening here in the Northwest. Although we might admire the English cottage garden or the French parterre, most of us have given up the notion of copying another nation's style of gardens. We can appreciate garden manuals from other parts of the United States but we no longer have to rely on their information as the law of the land. We tend to have an open mind for new ideas that work for our unique corner of the world.
RIDGEFIELD -- Bob Meek knows what love is. It's rejoining his wife, family and students in the wake of a life-threatening heart condition. Having those students share a hometown stage with a world-famous rock band on Friday night should prove pretty cool too.