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2009-04-24 :: megan // Plants
Leafy

I never get tired of watching new leaves emerge. Flowers are fine, but after staring at the bare winter landscape for months, I’m most excited about being surrounded by lush green. Even the evergreens, like this pittosporum, put on a show of growing new leaves that stops me in my tracks and makes my fish [...]

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2008-11-12 :: megan // Plants
I forgot about groundcovers

I’ve been looking at my yard thinking something was missing, but I couldn’t figure out exactly what. When planning for a friend’s yard, I divided up their shopping list by trees, shrubs, perennials, and groundcovers, and had a moment where I realized I had completely forgotten about groundcovers in my own yard. I got so [...]

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2008-10-29 :: megan // Nurseries + Plants
Nursery walkthrough

We had breakfast last Sunday at Bread and Ink on Hawthorne. Justin was a little sick, so I couldn’t be dragging him all around, but since we were in the neighborhood, I wanted to swing by Portland Nursery, just to grab some information about greenhouses, since I have acquired a bunch of non-hardy plants this [...]

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2008-10-09 :: megan // Plants
Out with the old, in with the new

I’ve been semi-successful in my vow to be ruthless and rip out things that don’t make the grade for various reasons: either they’re not thriving, they’re in the wrong spot, or I just don’t like them as much as I thought I would. I always get cold feet about taking a planted up area, even [...]

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