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2009-07-23 :: megan // Plants
Sick but pretty

I don’t think rubus lineatus is supposed to have leaves like this. Between the curling leaves and the browning edges, I think I’ve got some sort of problem on my hands. But I do think it’s pretty like this. Ordinarily the leaves unfold like an accordion, notably flat. Fortunately there’s a lot of plant here, [...]


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2009-05-25 :: megan // Plants
The new leafiness

All kinds of gorgeous newness is still showing up daily. And thanks to a long awaited load of 5 yards of compost (hmm, not enough, should have ordered 6), the plants now have a good backdrop for decent photographs. Since the sun has come out an seems to be here to stay, I’ve been forced [...]

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I want an overflowing garden where all the plants rub shoulders and there’s no dirt visible, so I like plants that spread, but I sometimes worry they’re going to be the ones in charge. Weeding is already a major undertaking, so a little maintenance doesn’t scare me, as long as I’m not busy creating the [...]

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Hypothetically, if you were a gardener who had recently become unemployed and were making an effort to be frugal and only spend money on necessities and emergencies, is getting your annual load of compost an emergency, or at least a necessity, knowing how much better the whole yard looks when you mulch it with a [...]

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I missed all the Chinese New Year events I wanted to see in New York because my travel schedule was exactly wrong to catch the parades and dancing dragons and firecrackers, but there was one last ceremony last night at the Portland Chinese Garden, which I decided to attend before I remembered how much I [...]

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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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#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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Back in March, I acquired the Rubus lineatus I’d been stalking since I first saw it at the Chinese Garden. I paid an arm and a leg for it, when it was just a wee thing. Of course, after that, I started seeing it around for half the price, but there was something to be [...]


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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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