Monthly Archives: March 2013


I think one of the (many) reasons I love trees is that I’m really not into flowers and blooms all that much.  I love green, and I love foliage.  But at this time of year, even I can appreciate this … Continue reading

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Planting trees…all together now!

It’s kind of addictive…got the whole family out today, including the kids’ cousin Holly visiting from Washington to help Friends of Trees plant 200 trees in the NE Portland neighborhoods of Concordia and Vernon. The group was addressed by Congressman … Continue reading

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My 5th grader attends Opal School, a K-grade 5 Portland Public Schools charter school at the Portland Children’s Museum.  The school takes full advantage of its setting in Washington Park to access and experience the outdoors, giving the students time … Continue reading

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Magnolia mystery: solved

I happened to be making a trip to Cistus Nursery today to purchase a loquat, Eriobotrya japonica, whose photo I fell in love with instantly last week when my mom blogged about the one in her garden in Japan.  It’s … Continue reading

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Bloom Day March 2013: NE Fremont and 14th Ave

Happy Spring! (Not official, of course, but really — it has arrived in Portland. See this report.) While daffodils and tulips are putting smiles on the faces of many folks in Portland, I’m hardly noticing as my face is turned … Continue reading

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