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2009-03-19 :: megan // Plants
Spring like

On this last day of winter, I’m seeing spring showing up all over in the yard. Since I plant most things for foliage rather than the flower, it’s an unexpected but pleasant surprise to find flowers among the leaves. Tiny little Oxalis oregana smalliana was a last minute addition to the garden in late fall, [...]

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2008-12-04 :: megan // Plants
December garden happenings

I always forget how much life the garden still has in December. I think it’s usually February when I start to go crazy wishing for spring. I have the worst case of amnesia when it comes to whatever this plant is. I have a couple, I see them all the time, and I have no [...]

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#1. Moss covered branches in winter #2. Big leafed rhododendrons #3. Moss gardens #4. Monster leaves of Gunnera #5. Hairy fiddleheads #6. Alien beauties like Pinellia cordata #7. Spring leaves of the golden full moon maple #8. The pleated new growth of rubus lineatus #9. Sharp spines of agaves against a velvety bamboo backdrop #10. [...]

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2008-10-21 :: megan // Gardens + Plants
Leach Botanical Garden

The Leach Botanical Garden is just 20 minutes away from Portland’s city center, but I had never been out there before this weekend, when I was scouting the location for a potential wedding venue for friends in New York. The property had been a couple’s home and garden for almost 40 years, and now it’s [...]

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