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2008-11-05 :: megan // Plants
Are we all sick of fall color?

Fall has been in full swing for a while now, but my own garden didn’t get the memo. Part of the process for me learning to be a better gardener has been thinking about a garden that changes with seasons. I want to, at some point, look forward to things like the appearance of berries [...]

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2008-11-04 :: megan // General + Plants
Cabin Fever

Happy election day! Don’t forget to vote. If you’re in Oregon, you have to drop off your ballot at an election center, it’s too late to mail your ballot, postmarks don’t count. Work has been keeping me either in the office or in the house for the last week and a half, except for the [...]

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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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2008-10-03 :: 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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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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