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J J De Sousa

Garden and interior designer and owner, Digs Inside & Out, Portland

JJ De Sousa is a garden/interior designer, certifiable plant geek, enthusiastic traveler and proprietress of Digs Inside & Out in Portland, Oregon. She has written “The Latest Dirt”, a garden column for NW Renovation Magazine for the last 10 years and has appeared in Sunset Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Outdoor Living, Home + Garden Northwest, The Oregonian Home & Garden and various other publications featuring her personal spaces, client projects and boutique. She has also been a frequent guest on “In the Garden with Mike Darcy”. Armed with an energetic design sense as well as a sense of humor, JJ offers unique and creative ideas for all of your outdoor spaces which are certain to encourage and inspire you to get out there and entertain in your garden and decorate the outdoors!

For the Love of Tillandsias

Tillandias, or Airplants, are all the rage! Since these plants don’t require soil to grow, they are able to live in ways and places that few other plants can—especially high-rise apartments. From aeriums to terrariums, grape wood plantings to wall hangings, discover how to create living sculptures, miniature living worlds and hanging vertical gardens. Learn how to easily take care of your new plant creations and keep them healthy for years! (Hint—no green thumb required!)

Thursday, Feb 8 at 3:15 pm / DIY Stage

Fearless Outdoor Entertaining

You’ve worked hard on your garden for so long—show it off in style! Throw a party and leave friends savoring the fruits of your labor? JJ will help you fearlessly create the perfect scene for a summer of exciting outdoor entertaining! Discover how to pick a stunning color palette, find fantastic furniture and accessories, set a creative outdoor table and learn easy food and drink tips. Get a head start on the season and ready your garden for a fun summer of outdoor entertaining!

Saturday, Feb 10 at 11:15 am / Hood Room