RLO Media Productions

Upcoming Events: Through the Seasons with Dulcy October 13 2014





October 16, 2014


7 p.m.

Book Reading and Signing


Annie Blooms Books


7834 SW Capitol Highway, Portland 97219





Saturday, October 18


10-1:30 p.m.

Book Signing


Beaverton Farmer’s Market


12455 SW 5th St. Beaverton



Sunday, October 19, 2014



Hardy Plant Society Annual Meeting


Book Signing



Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014


Noon-2 p.m.

Book Signing


Kitchen Kaboodle


404 NW 23rd Ave. (and Flanders) 97210







Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014


1-3 p.m.

Book Signing – Annual Holiday Bazaar


7 Dees Garden


6025 SE Powell, Portland



To Be Announced



Holiday Open House – Book Signing


Cornell Farms


8212 SW Barnes Road, Portland



Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014


6-8 p.m.

“Evening of Lights” – Book Signing


Al’s Garden Center


16920 SW Roy Rogers Road


Sherwood, OR 97140



Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014


2-4 p.m.

Presentation and Book Signing


Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy


Lincoln City, OR



Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014


2 p.m.

Book Signing


The Natural Nook


738 Pacific Way, Gearhart



Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014


11-12 p.m.

Book Signing


Jacobsen’s Books


211 E. Main Street, Hillsboro, 97123



Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014


7 p.m.

Book Reading and Signing


Powells Books


1005 W. Burnside, Portland



Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014


Noon-2 p.m.

Author Signing


Kitchen Kaboodle


Progress Square: 8788 SW Hall Blvd.


at Schools Ferry, Portland 97223



Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014


11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Author Signing


Made in Oregon- Washington Sq. Mall


9589 SW Washington Rd, Portland 97232







Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014


Noon – 2 p.m.

Author Signing


Made in Oregon – Clackamas Town Center


12000 SE 82nd Ave. Portland, 97086



Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014


Noon-4 p.m.

Holiday Cheer and Author’s Party


Book Signing


Oregon Historical Society


1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland



Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014


Noon-2 p.m.

Book Signing


Kitchen Kaboodle


1520 NE Broadway at 16th Ave.


Portland, 97212



Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014


1-3 p.m.

Holiday Open House – Book Signing


Garden Fever


3433 NE 24th Ave. Portland 97212



To Be Announced



Graham’s Book and Stationery


460 2nd St., Lake Oswego 97034


Through the Seasons with Dulcy: Online Commentary October 08 2014

Recent online commentary:


Bits & Pieces: Mahar book, Portland Tribune 10/2



Celebrate garden seasons, Lake Oswego Times 10/2



Dulcy Mahar fans meet Doug the Wonder Boy and talk to Ted Mahar 9/28



Dulcy Mahar's garden today: A new collection of columns (photos) 9/28



In The Garden With Mike Darcy, KXL.com 9/27




Through the Seasons with Dulcy: Media Appearances October 08 2014

November 4 - Bend Bulletin
October 7 - Portland Tribune book review
October 4 - KOIN TV Garden Time
October 4 - The Oregonian Home and Garden section
October 2 - Bits & Pieces, Mahar book, Portland Tribune
September 27 - KXL In the Garden with Mike Darcy radio interview

Through the Seasons with Dulcy: Video Presentation October 07 2014

Media Appearances: Back in the Garden with Dulcy December 02 2013

Dulcy's Garden: AV Presentation

An AV presentation of Dulcy's garden with many unpublished photos set to classical music.

Ted Mahar reflects on his wife, Dulcy's garden

Soon after Dulcy Mahar died of ovarian cancer in July 2011, readers of her gardening column in The Oregonian began asking for a collection of her writings. Her husband, Ted, tackled the task of sorting through her hundreds of columns for ones to include in a book. In this video, Ted Mahar reflects on Dulcy, her garden and how pink flamingos are kitchy yet delightful.


Garden Time TV: Dulcy Mahar Book

Garden Time TV visits with Ted Mahar about the new book he has put together of his wife's columns. Dulcy was one of the great garden writers of our area and this book is a great tribute.


Dulcy Mahar's Garden

Dulcy Mahar's column always gave us an unblinking look at the triumphs and tragedies of her SE Portland garden. If you're a fan of Dulcys, you're in for a real treat, a tour of her private garden.


Upcoming Events: Back in the Garden with Dulcy November 08 2013

Itinerary for Ted Mahar
Author/Editor of
The Best of The Oregonian Garden Writer Dulcy Mahar

Upcoming Events (see below for more details)
  • Saturday, March 1 - Yard, Garden & Patio Show
  • Saturday, March 8 - Dennis7Dees Nursery
  • Sunday, April 6 - Annie Blooms Books





Upcoming Event Details

Saturday, March 1, 2014

1:00 PM Begin Yard, Garden & Patio Show
3:00 PM Finished Portland Convention Center
Grand Ave.
Contact: Dave Etchepare

NOTE: Ted Mahar (Author/Editor) to autograph books in the Dennis7Dees booth at this annual trade show. For more information about the show see the official website. Find the book at the Dennis7Dees booth or the Show's Official Book Shop.


Saturday, March 8, 2014

1:00 PM Begin Dennis7Dees Nursery
6025 Powell Blvd
Portland, OR
Contact: Dave Etchepare

Sunday, April 6, 2014

2:00 PM Begin Annie Blooms Books
3:00 PM Finished 8834 SW Capital Highway
Portland, OR 97219
Contact: Will Peters

New Release: Back in the Garden with Dulcy November 08 2013


“Dulcy’s humor, practical advice, and opinionated ideas about gardening resonate with those of us who depended on her weekly words and will educate and entertain new generations of gardeners."
--Lucy Hardiman, Perennial Partners

When Dulcy Mahar died of ovarian cancer in July 2011, devoted readers begged for her popular garden columns to be reprinted in the paper. Through Dulcy’s editor Peggy McMullen, they urged her husband Ted, to write a book. In BACK IN THE GARDEN WITH DULCY (Carpe Diem Books; $22.95; On-sale date:  November 15, 2013), Ted Mahar has written a memoir of his enduringly happy marriage to Dulcy surrounded by their beloved cats and dogs. He has also selected more than 140 of Dulcy’s most popular and requested columns. This special volume is illustrated with 140 photographs, many of them in color, from Dulcy’s beautiful and ever-changing Garthwick garden. Peggy McMullen has written the book’s Foreword. 

How did Dulcy Mahar become a rock star of the Northwest gardening community? By writing a column that didn’t preach slavish imitation to your next-door neighbor’s immaculately mowed lawn and trimmed hedges. Dulcy used humor and charm as she shared her weekly triumphs and humiliating mistakes, always reassuring her readers that it was okay. “As a gardener, I learn by trial and error, and error, and error,” she blithely confessed. Informative, entertaining, and beautifully written, Dulcy’s more than 1100 columns over twenty-two years proved to her readers there was adventure and beauty to be found in their own backyards.

Remarkably Dulcy had little experience as a gardener. But moving to a big house with an ample but mostly grassy back yard in Southeast Portland’s leafy Garthwick area gave Dulcy the inspirational blank canvas she had been looking for. As her own garden took shape, and changed, her confidence and vision expanded. She researched, wrote and often photographed her weekly columns while working full-time. BACK IN THE GARDEN WITH DULCY shares the years Dulcy (mostly with the help of “Doug the Wonder Boy”--her garden partner) spent creating walking paths, sitting areas, vegetable and rose beds, and more. Doug has also provided a Preface for the book. Dulcy always shared her discoveries with her readers who thought of her as “the best friend I never met.”  Dulcy became famous through her widely read columns. The Oregonian still regularly reprints them.

Dulcy created an informally formal garden, which was enhanced with beautiful sculpture, and artisanal ornaments she collected through the years. She also loved gnomes and pink flamingos—proof positive of humor she found to enhance what nature provided.  The garden enticed visitors and the Mahars frequently opened their sylvan retreat for fundraising events.

Dulcy’s devotion to gardening informed her many columns. Through her observant eye, she gently revealed many of its joys, secrets and rewards.  BACK IN THE GARDEN WITH DULCY is a beautiful volume that reminds us of all the many pleasures we can derive from tending our gardens.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Ted Mahar was a film and television writer and critic at The Oregonian for nearly four decades. This is his first book.

BACK IN THE GARDEN WITH DULCY: The Best of The Oregonian Garden Writer Dulcy Mahar

Compiled and Edited by Ted Mahar
Publication date: November 15, 2013
Publisher:  Carpe Diem Books
Pages:  288, illustrated with 140 color and black and white photos
Price:  $22.95, indexed
ISBN:  978-0-9897104-0-4