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Thumbnail for - A Must-Have, Dazzling Purple Perennial Salvia
Jul 23, 2013
Looking for that perfect, long-blooming perennial to tie your flower garden together? Try Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'.
Thumbnail for - Parking Strip-Perfect: Scilla Peruviana
May 10, 2013
The intricate flowers of Scilla peruviana look fragile. But the plant is tough, dazzling and very drought-tolerant - perfect for a dry parking strip garden.
Thumbnail for - Five Reasons to Love Twiggy Dogwoods
Oct 24, 2012
plant this!
Five great reasons to grow this stunningly beautiful native plant
Thumbnail for - Hardy Fuchsias for Portland Gardeners
Aug 29, 2012
plant of the week
Fuchsias have a reputation for being old-fashioned plants. But as with other old-school flowers, they're making a come-back as gardeners discover their popularity with hummingbirds and pollinators.
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Feb 7, 2011
plant of the week
Spring comes in waves in the Pacific Northwest. First we have the native osoberry (Oemleria cerasiformis ) whose green, chain-like flowers light up the woods in January. Next come the...
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Jan 31, 2011
plant of the week
Gosh, I’m predicable: I enthuse about sweet box (Sarcococca sp.) every January and February. Also known as Christmas box and Himalayan box, these demure shrubs possess the sweetest scent around...
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Jul 30, 2010
plant of the week
Flowering maples – members of the genus Abutilon – aren’t easy to categorize. They are perennial, semi-evergreen shrubs, sometimes acting like deciduous perennials, they are climbers, and some...
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Jun 27, 2010
plant of the week
In honor of Portland Monthly’s July beer issue and the many brew festivals happening in the next month, I present hops (Humulus lupulus) – a fun, funky and fast-growing climber with ornamental...
Thumbnail for - Clematis ‘Rooguchi’
Jun 14, 2010
plant of the week
Some say ‘Roguchi,’ others say ‘Rooguchi’ – it all depends on how you translate the word from the Japanese. In any case, it is a lovely plant that deserves a place in any garden. It’s unfussy,...
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Oct 28, 2009
Plants to love
The other day, I compared the Chinese paperbush (Edgeworthia chrysantha) to the tropical Plumeria. And what’s the first thing I see when I get off the plane at the Honolulu airport? A Plumeria,...