Monthly Archives: September 2013

Hey, good lookin’…

During this citywide soccer-canceling, wet and wild storm it’s hard to believe that just a few short weeks ago it was 80 to 90 degrees. Back then I was taking note of street trees that had come through the heat … Continue reading

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9/25/2013 Wordless Wednesday

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Crepe myrtles, perfect for Portland

OK, I missed Bloom Day and Foliage Follow-up this month. But because it’s never too late to appreciate a crepe myrtle, I’m making up for it now.  If you have a garden in Portland, Oregon without a crepe myrtle, why? … Continue reading

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9/18/2013 Wordless Wednesday

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Split personalities

Here’s a cute bicolored Japanese maple, Acer palmatum, that grows on N. Alberta Street. Green and red leaves together.  Are there two trees growing close together?  It’s one tree.   In this case a shoot from the tree’s grafted root stock … Continue reading

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