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Here is a collection of quick and dirty cell phone shots grabbed while working in my gardens in the foothills of the southern Cascades. Hot open meadows and cool, shady woodlands provide microclimates on the property that are ideal for growing hundreds of different plant species, and providing food sources and habitats that support a diversity of wildlife.
Though I invest a great deal of time and energy in creating what I hope are optimal conditions to keep the plants thriving, once planted they are pretty much allowed to go feral. No tidy flower beds, no rule-following, no clipped hedges or lawns. Usually the plants work out their differences without intervention but sometimes a bit of editing is called for when a thug overpowers its neighbors or a climbing rose reaches out to rip me as I pass by. A sharp pair of clippers makes short work of that nonsense.
My main consideration when planting new areas is to choose plants based on contrasting foliage colors and textures and, most importantly, their cultural suitability to the site. I try to choose plants that are tough and adaptable and look reasonably attractive for at least 3 of the 4 seasons. I don't have the patience or inclination to pamper divas, nor am I looking for one-hit wonders. The running theme throughout the gardens is a chromatic cliché, closely juxtaposing foliage of nearly-black purples, screaming chartreuse, glaucous blue, pale yellow, deep burgundy, and rusty bronze. If they want to kick out an occasional bloom, that's cool too.
The purpose of posting this collection here (besides the free storage!) is to chronicle changes to the garden areas as they evolve through the seasons and throughout the years. There are a few shots from 2019, but the main collection begins during the spring of 2020.
DISCLAIMER: While some photos do have prices, it's not my intent to promote sales from this collection. Removing default pricing from all products and sizes onesie-twosie during upload is a time-sucking PITA so for the sake of expediency, I didn't bother to strip prices on everything each time. Since these photos were shot with a low-res cell phone, IMO they are NOT print-worthy.
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