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2009-05-29 :: megan // Plants
Admitting I have a problem

And I thought I was wasting time, turns out it pays to keep up on twitter. Yesterday, Amanda of Kiss My Aster hooked me up with tickets to her webinar, Nursery School: Affordable Garden Design. Amanda has worked in nurseries for about 400 years (her words), and had all kinds of insider insight. For instance, [...]

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2009-05-05 :: megan // Plants
Leafless news

Just look at all that bamboo, being bamboo and clearly nothing else. Wait a second, you in the front, could I see some ID? What are you trying to pull? It’s been hard to catch the deception on camera, but I’m leaking the photos to the paparazzi anyway. This one crazy disporum was just a [...]

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2009-01-23 :: megan // General + Plants
Desert Island Plant Challenge

Yesterday, read a few blogs participating in a desert island plant challenge, organized at Shirls gardenwatch . If anything would grow, no climate restrictions, and you had food covered, which three plants would you take to a desert island? It’s hard, since I have plant hoarding tendencies, I want one of everything, but I do [...]

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2008-12-31 :: megan // Plants
A sad task to end the year

I love the idea of sasa palmata, a bamboo with big glossy foot long leaves, several inches wide. It has potential to be a lush tropical looking stand, but every one I’ve ever seen around here looks just terrible. They get overrun with bamboo mites. What started this year with some affected leaves in March [...]

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Rubus lineatus is evergreen, but this is my first winter with it, and I’m not sure if this is a normal response to the snow or cold or what. This may just be the way the leaves look in winter, even if they stick around all year. It doesn’t look super happy. I still love [...]

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2008-12-21 :: megan // Plants
I asked for this

I got the winter weather I wanted, in a very un-Portland like storm. We got about a foot of snow, which blew around in big drifts several feet deep, like I’ve never seen before, followed by freezing rain, with more freezing rain and another possible foot of snow on the way, with temperatures locked in [...]

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2008-12-18 :: megan // Gardens
I take it back

All the mean things I said about Portland weather, never mind. My mom sent me this picture of her back yard this morning. They didn’t forecast it, but we got a real snow, properly sticking on the branches and leaves, not just blowing around. Many of the plants in here were a mother’s day present [...]

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2008-09-19 :: megan // Gardens + Plants
Tree issues

I love trees beyond reason, and the sound of a chain saw firing up in the neighborhood is cause for alarm, but I’ve got some hard tree decisions ahead of me. Some bad tree situations came with the house, and some I created on my own. I inherited a previous owner’s poorly sited apple tree, [...]

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