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Such a treat to see mature specimens. They could make a girl want to move to Southern California. Giant Golden Barrel Cacti Myrtillocactus geometrizans Not sure Espostoa lanata Notocactus leninghausii Yucca gloriosa Aloe dichotoma The trunk of the Boojum Tree Another spiky trunk character: Caesalpinia cacalaco Bloom spike on Dasylirion wheeleri Aloe vera Pachycereus pecten-aboriginum [...]

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2011-06-11 :: megan // General
Why hello there

Catalina Island hillside Agave After a long unplanned blogging hiatus, it seems appropriate that I return with tales of where I’ve been. Mostly that would be in my desk chair – as my own boss, turns out I’m a slave driver. But that’s no fun. So let’s talk travel. I took a real-deal two week [...]

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2010-08-06 :: megan // General
Mystery plants

I spotted this thorny character at a nursery last week, but couldn’t find a tag identifying it. Whatever it is, I like it. Any guesses? Same situation with this crazy fern. The other mystery I recently had on my hands has been solved, if you use flickr for photos on your blog you might run [...]

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2010-07-30 :: megan // General
Reliable Sources

A few weeks ago I had a to drive up to Seattle for a conference. I figured there surely must be an opportunity for some plant ogling along the way. Loree tipped me off to a place she’d heard of – Jungle Fever Exotics in Tacoma. They don’t have a website, I couldn’t find hours [...]

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Notice anything fancy? Do you see it? I am typing this post from what some might call My New iPad. But I call it Purse Computer. In case it is not perfectly clear, I am a serious nerd at heart. I love the gadgets. Ever since laptops have been a thing, I have rarely been [...]

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2010-07-09 :: megan // General
Finaly found – Saruma henryi

It was love at first sight with the velvety ground-hugging perennial at the Chinese Garden, that nobody seemed to recognize. Finally I got a plant name – Saruma henryi. A cousin of the Asarum (wild ginger) – the name is an anagram. Of course, in plant hunting, knowing the name is only half the battle. [...]

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2010-06-30 :: megan // General
Gossler Farms Field Trip

I had a day off a couple weeks ago, and decide to make a day trip of it, visiting nurseries and gardens. My mom and I headed off to Eugene, to spend some time at Gossler Farms, then Greer Gardens, and then we were going to try a nursery that we always see off I5 [...]

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2010-05-24 :: megan // General
Houseplant shopping

The office plants where I work gave up and left us with empty pots. Lucky me, I got the task of replacing them. Plant shopping on someone else’s dime – who doesn’t like that? I headed straight for Bedford Brown in industrial Northwest Portland. They’re fancy pants there, I don’t often go shopping for myself, [...]

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A: Plant shopping with frogs! The first time I went to Cistus was a cold drizzly day in winter. I reached down to pick up an agave and felt something squishy and pulled my hand back, and out jumped a frog. Very exciting stuff. Ever since I’ve been on the lookout. My last trip, I [...]

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2010-04-05 :: megan // General
a green passerby… – Oh Joy!

via ohjoy.blogs.com Posted via web from Plant Lust’s posterous

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