Monthly Archives: May 2013

New Seasons, New Trees

There’s new construction happening on N. Williams and Fremont, at the east end of the Fremont Bridge. Everyone knows by now that it’s the newest New Seasons Market, due to open summer 2013. Of course what interests me most about … Continue reading

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PSU Millar Libary Copper Beech – Heritage Tree #54

I cannot count the number of hours I stared out the window at this tree while studying in the Portland State University Brandford P. Millar Library.  I haven’t been over to visit in a long time.  Thanks to my friend … Continue reading

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…and then there were two

On Saturday I brought home my new 6 1/2 foot tall Cryptomeria japonica ‘Sekkan sugi’ (50% off at Hidden Gardens, Camas, WA). The color should improve with a little love.          On Sunday, I asked my husband … Continue reading

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My garden trees: #2 Leyland cypress

File this under “Ignorant Mistakes with Big Consequences.”                                                 This is my view from the kitchen window to the east across my back yard. A number of years ago, a garden designer put these Leyland cypress, ×Cupressocyparis leylandii  (hybrid of Cupressus macrocarpa, … Continue reading

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May 2013 Foliage Follow-up: Dappled Willow

This was the most interesting foliage I encountered on my walk this morning, a pair of dappled (or Nishiki) willow, Salix integra ‘Hakuro Nishiki.’ Seemed like a standout for today’s Foliage Follow-up post.  I can’t think of another tree that … Continue reading

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