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Plants on the Beaux Arbres website

The Beaux Arbres website has undergone some major additions this past couple of weeks. I have created description pages for many of the species we are propagating. 92 more words


Bare-root Natives

Every winter the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) of Portland has an online native plant sale. The plants are bare-root and fairly small, about 1-2 years old, but extremely well priced. 287 more words

Little League

There are so many big trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains that keep most of us looking up. It is easy to miss much of the understory plants that grow on the forest floor. 264 more words


Indian Plum - A Winter Joy

It’s not really a pretty shrub, but still, I’d like a thicket of Indian Plum in our border.

It’s specifically because of the leaf buds & blossoms in February.  282 more words

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Stone Age Kettle Falls

David H. Chance, author of People of the Falls, the book containing the material on which this article was built, was principal investigator with his wife, of the archeology at Kettle Falls, before the building of Grand Coulee Dam.  2,141 more words

Know Your Natives - Rose Vervain

Rose vervain (Glandularia canadensis, formerly Verbena canadensis) of the Vervain (Verbenaceae) family is an herbaceous, low-growing plant with spikes of showy flowers. The genus name refers to glands found on many of the species. 1,157 more words

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