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2009-09-17 :: megan // Plants
Do not adjust your set

Who knew there could be so many leaf variations on a single variegated lacecap hydrangea? This is what the typical leaf looks like. What? Green leaf? What are you doing here?


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2008-11-03 :: megan // Plants

Happy November! We had a beautiful mild October with hardly any rain here in Portland, but finally we have some good rainy fall weather on the way to water in the new plants. Some of the spring plants were iffy, some still are, but at least we’re through the hot dry weather, and the rain [...]

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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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2008-10-15 :: megan // Plants
I want more

Who cares if we’re in the midst of an economic crisis, and my 401k just makes a sad trombone sound when I check the balance, and I just borrowed a lot of dollars to install a new furnace, and my oven is on the fritz, the washing machine is flaky, and I need to repaint [...]

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2008-10-10 :: megan // Plants
Looking back on the season

I’m getting better over time at making a new area look more established quicker. It took me almost 10 years to get my early plantings big and filled in, but an area I just cleared and planted this year took shape over the last 6 months. It will mature and look better over the years [...]

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2008-09-09 :: megan // Plants
Season confusion

I have my first sign of fall in this vine maple in the front yard, which has fully turned red, but it’s the only one of four, the rest are still all green. This one was a transplant last year from a neighbor’s yard, so I think the transplant stress is still messing with it. [...]

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