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Remembering Springtime

Remembering Springtime

Nostalgia reigns in the garden as leaves begin to fall and the crisp scents of autumn begin to fill the air. Our rains have begun here in the Pacific Northwest and the trees are settling into the waiting months of winter and spring. We look back with longing to the...

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Open to Visitors Once More!

Open to Visitors Once More!

Join us for the annual Fall Bonsai Show and Sale— tomorrow! Our fifth anniversary has come and gone while we were in quarantine.. so we’ve decided to welcome visitors one at a time to the bonsai garden. Stroll under the Dawn Redwood, and enjoy a peaceful fall day...

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An American Original– Buckeye Bonsai

An American Original– Buckeye Bonsai

This wonderful tree has taken ten years' development to achieve what I envisioned when I chopped it...! So it is possible to wait for the desired results.... I am not a patient person, but when a vision comes I can find a way to let the tree evolve into its perfect...

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Open Studio Cancelled!

Friends, I am so sorry-- Due to a family member's severe health crisis I am cancelling all visitors to the studio and nursery this weekend. Please check back for the next Open Studio date-- to be posted under the events tab.

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Next Open Studio — and Virtual Sale Going On!

Next Open Studio — and Virtual Sale Going On!

Our next Open Studio is scheduled to take place the weekend after Mother's Day-- May 16th and 17th, 2020.  Also, if you'd like to come before then, appointments are available. We will be observing the health protocols issued by the Oregon Nursery Association, to keep...

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Camellia “Korean Fire”

Camellia “Korean Fire”

I have fallen in love! This time with new varieties of Camellia japonica, a long flowering variety which features clear and vibrant colors. Familiar to some as the cultivar "Unryu," japonica camellias have deep vase shaped cups of vivid colors--"Korean Fire" is the...

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The Glories of Maples– Spring Foliage!

The Glories of Maples– Spring Foliage!

While most of us get excited about fall colors on Japanese Maples, those who work closely with them get to know the distinctive spring foliage as it emerges and recognize the tree's species and cultivar by the distinct pattern, texture and coloration of the fine early...

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Winterhazel Blooms in Early Spring!

Winterhazel Blooms in Early Spring!

My newest planting is a beautifully structured Winterhazel-- Corylopsis pauciflora "Buttercup"-- styled in a wide spreading profile and placed in a custom vessel from Bell Hill Pottery in New Hampshire. Here's hoping you like it! I staged it next to the one in my...

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Winter’s Joy– Flowering Bonsai Viburnum

Winter’s Joy– Flowering Bonsai Viburnum

Viburnum bodnatense "Dawn" is quite early this year. Blooms are usually set in late January, but this specimen was ready to come indoors in flower in mid-December to grace the dining area. Subtle fragrance awaits the intimate approach as the bare branches speak...

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Hyacinth Kokedama now available!

Hyacinth Kokedama now available!

Experience the joy of winter blooming plants in your own home! Kokedama is "moss wrapping"-- creating a basket out of moss for a plant to live in. I have perfected this floral art form and am now introducing kokedama to my available items. Starting with the most...

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