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A tiny forest to inspire creativity and delight.

Here is a fifteen year old collection of Hornbeam trees, now in the final stages of refinement as a forest planting. This is “laxiflora”, a Mediterranean version of the same species we call “Ironwood” in our northern forests of the Midwest. Spring growth is vibrant new green, summer gives lush vigorous growth, and fall shows glorious golden yellow before the leaves fall and the winter profile becomes the feature. An unusual handbuilt terracotta tray by Portland artist Jan Edwards is the container. $260