Monthly Archives: July 2009

Art, Gardening and Happy Hour all in one night

Originally uploaded by mulysa_may YOU’RE INVITED Hunt and Gather ‘first Wednesday’ preview party.. Come to the Pearl district on a mellow Wednesday for once, and enjoy a container planting demonstration: lightning fast creation of succulent/beach stone/found objects garden-in-a-pot medley. Also … Continue reading

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Alpine Lupine

FABACEAE, The Pea family Originally uploaded by mulysa_may This little beauty dots the slopes of Mt. Adams, between 6400 – 8300 ft. and is one of the chief reasons I am a slow mountain hiker: “Oh look! It’s so cute. … Continue reading

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Alpine Collomia

Collomia debilis POLEMONIACEAE, The Phlox family Originally uploaded by mulysa_may This adorable cushion plant with blue pollen grows between 7200 and 8300 ft. elevation on Mt. Adams. It tucks itself into rocky pockets on gravel beds where it gets short … Continue reading

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Redbud ‘Forest Pansy’

Cercis ‘Forest Pansy’ Oh, little front yard tree: We’ll provide you with good drainage, plenty of water, engaging companions, regular applications of gentle organic fertilizer with mycorrhizae, a break from the hot afternoon sun and thoughtful pruning sessions as needed. … Continue reading

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Cherries

Prunus cerasus ROSACEAE, The Rose family It’s the best cherry season in years.. M. and I biked to the farmer’s market yesterday and got pounds of ‘Samba’, ‘Rainier’ and pie cherries. On the way home we took at break at … Continue reading

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