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Tagged: viburnum

I knew it was coming for a long time, it was for the best, but a big rain storm was the nail in the coffin for my snowball viburnum. I didn’t plant it, it was here when I bought the place. The size gave the garden a sense of age, but other than that, it [...]


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2008-11-13 :: megan // Plants

Last year, I had an apple tree removed. It had been planted too close to my house and the neighbors’ place, and it dropped apples all over my patio and their new deck. It’s the first tree I’ve ever had removed, and while it was the right thing to do, it left a shocking void [...]

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Fall is my favorite time to cruise the nurseries, because they can’t rely on flowers to lure people in, so there is a better selection of plants that will contribute to the garden for more than a few fleeting weeks. I’ve been overbearing and controlling and blowing the budget helping friends, who ripped out their [...]

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2008-10-20 :: megan // Plants
What an amazing weekend

The last two days were perfect fall days here in Portland. It seems like an especially good year for trees turning colors. It’s so distracting to drive, I must have pulled over 20 times to take pictures of something unbelievable. It took me forever to get anywhere. Some years, it gets rainy and windy and [...]

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2008-10-03 :: megan // Plants
Happy October

Today in Portland we finally see the start of some cool, rainy, work in the garden in the day, sit in front of a fire with a hot toddy at night, fall like weather. The trees and shrubs are starting to show honest-to-god fall color. I wish my own garden was ablaze with incredible color, [...]

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