As Cynthia Woodyard likes to tell the story, she "married" her garden. The affair began in 1972, when she moved with her then-husband into a '20s-era Arts & Crafts bricker in Sylvan Heights, built with a picturesque flair by an English contractor and his Scottish wife. Woodyard liked the lot: it had five sides, non of them parallel. She and her husband divorced in 1988, and her garden became her soul mate. Here, Woodyard shows off how crafted humor and serious horticulture blend in one of Portland's greatest gardens.

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