Tag Archives: winter interest

Foliage Follow-Up Day – January 2018

The biggest news from my garden this month is that I – FINALLY – took the time to thin out my black bamboo. Wow – should’ve done that  years ago… It looks so much better now… So, that is the … Continue reading

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This weeks fave – gnarly little Ulmus Parvifolia ‘Seiju’

I do adore it – my little Ulmus parvifolia ‘Seiju’. It is a dwarf type of Elm that looks like no other. Its branching structure looks like a fishbone, and its leaves are tiny – smaller than mouse ears – … Continue reading

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A lovely January day at Lan Su

Any chance I get, I visit the Lan Su garden. This time, it was in the company of a class of 6- and 7-graders. My kid’s Mandarin teacher set up the field trip, and I took a couple of hours … Continue reading

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Bloom Day – January 2015… for the most part, a study in red and pink.

Officially, it is still winter, but it really doesn’t feel like it. Things are moving faster out there due to unusually warm temperatures this side of Christmas, and I haven’t skied a single time due to lack of snow on … Continue reading

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New year, new camera – first test run!

This past July – on the very first day of the Garden Blogger’s Fling here in Portland – I dropped my camera. It hobbled along for a while and finally died halfway through the third day. Since then, while getting along … Continue reading

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Blooms and Foliage – December 2014

Alas, it’s the last month of a year that can probably be considered a pretty good one, from a variety of standpoints. I hope 2015 will build on this year’s good beginnings but hopefully also curb at least one annoying … Continue reading

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