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2010-01-10 :: megan // Plants
Color!

The house is oh so cozy, and the garden is chilly and uninviting, but I’m about ready for some winter color to get me back in the mood for gardening. Portland weather seems to think it’s done with freezing temperatures, and garden cleanup chores are calling, so I’m procrastinating looking back on the year’s pictures [...]

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Can you believe this beautiful tiny golden conifer with red needle tips? I’m not monkeying with the color at all in the picture, it was just this vivid, in a little alpine display garden at Portland Nursery. I don’t generally go for dwarfs, but this might just be too much of a good thing if [...]

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2008-03-15 :: megan // Gardens
Rubus lineatus, FINALLY

Every time I go to the Portland Classical Chinese Garden’s, I seek out this plant. There are a couple there, but my favorite is back by the waterfall. You’re not allowed to touch the plants, so I am of course not advocating touching the plant, but leaves are so satisfyingly crisply pleated (or so I [...]

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From the Portland Classical Chinese Garden’s plant sale a couple weeks back, I picked up Trochodendron aralioides (wheel tree) Zone: 6-8  Sun/part shade H:20ft W:15ft Evergreen tree.  Broad spreading with horizontal branching.  Interesting shaped dark green foliage accented by bright green flowers.   I’ve planted it between a stand of bamboo, and an acer palmatum ‘bloodgood.’  It’s only [...]

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