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Portland, City of Roses

If you’re searching for a lush, decadent and vibrant city, look no further than Portland, Oregon. Yes, “Portlandia” where locals will tell you the parody is not that far from the truth. 800 more words

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Stone Lanterns

One of the dozens of authentic stone lanterns on view along the graceful pathways of the Portland Japanese Garden.

Step 12 - Plants

Probably the most important part of my project was plant selection and placement. It was important to me to pick plants that not only provided some level of authenticity to a traditional Japanese garden but would also survive the southern California sun and summer heat.   291 more words

Japanese Garden Project

KotoJazz 27: Bamboo

Bamboo has diverse applications in a Japanese garden, including the plant itself ranging from short ground cover bamboo to tall bamboo with distinctive black, yellow, even orange colored stalks. 530 more words

Japanese Garden


Japanese Garden, Van Nuys, California. I’m back in Los Angeles and back at the Japanese Garden shooting “loti” (lotuses) again. Thank god it was breezy as it was hot (hotter tomorrow) but not so great for shooting spindly flowers. 119 more words