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Wednesday Vignette – what dwells beyond

Those who know me, know that I have a special place in my heart for old, rusty things. This old cart caught my eye at a recent visit to Joy Creek Nursery. It is deliberately planted in a carpet of Sedum … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – contrast

This week’s photos are from my friend and fellow garden blogger Tamara’s (of Chickadee Gardens) new home. To say that she and her husband David have accomplished a lot during the year since they moved there, would be the understatement … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – contrast

The other day, I visited a garden where three large curly willows had been taken down to make room for a vegetable bed. A few branches were tossed under a second story deck. The way the green, squiggly twigs looked … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette and Foliage Follow-up

It always irks me when people who say they want “color” in their gardens mean that they want Petunias, or whatever flowering marvel du jour. What do they think this is – chopped liver? Besides being time for my usual Wednesday … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – in pursuit of grey

Yesterday, an Iranian woman asked me which country I like best – Sweden or the US. Good question, and quite impossible to answer. Both places contain things I love as well as abhor. Whereas I left my country for adventure, … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – a walk in the park

Although these photos were taken during a spring outing, the trees look much like they are starting to do, now that most of their leaves have fallen. This week has been very rainy here in Portland, and I suppose I … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – the native and the foreign

For this week’s vignette, I want to feature a happy accident in my garden. A friend gave me a start of some sort of Iris siberica. I had commented favorably on those long, strappy leaves, and the elegant Fleur de … Continue reading

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