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Plenty of garden goodness out there still, at least around the Pacific Northwest. Here are a few shots from my Concordia Neighborhood walkabouts.

Yucca rostrata

There are a couple Yucca rostratas in my garden, but these are is in a neighbors’ front yard. Form, texture, hardiness: it has it all.


Clerodendrum trichotomum

Forever tempted by Clerodendron, but so far, it’s a no go. Glad I can always enjoy neighborhood trees.


Fatsia japonica ‘Murakumo Nishiki’

This Fatsia aka Japanese Aralia is in my garden, one of several. Love those big leaves. Hardy and gorgeous year round. Usually.


Cones on Wee Tree – No i.d. Maybe someone knows?

I’d love to add more conifers to my garden, but every time I fall in love, I discover that my heartthrob gets at least a thousand feet tall.


Tetrapanax papyrifer ‘Steroidal Giant’

Tetrapanax start from my garden. This plant is about 2′ tall, thus the top-down view. Surprising color, no? Frisky plant, but I still love it.


Eucalyptus pauciflora ssp. niphophila

The Alpine Snow Gum  —  so beautiful. And gigantic. Appreciate neighbors taking the plunge.

So that’s the quick report from my northeast Portland OR neighborhood. Wishing you joy, good health, and plants that fulfill your wildest dreams.