Euonymus ‘Emerald Gaiety’
I’m going to backdate the next few posts in order to seem like someone who is organized and on top of things when, in fact, these posts were written back in January. Between hunting for a new job, settling in after the move and generally getting my feet back under me, I’ve left Plant Propaganda more than a little neglected. But I’m glad to see that traffic to the site is as high as it’s ever been, which warms my heart on this rainy Oregon evening. I promise your faith will be rewarded.
To start, here are a few photos from a trip I took to Portland Nursery shortly after moving back. Believe it or not, I had never been to Portland Nursery in the 18 years I’d lived in the city. No wonder this place is a local legend – it’s a gardener’s paradise, and even in the middle of winter I was surprised to find a wide assortment of beautiful, cold-tolerant plants, and beautiful large-scale landscape arrangements that made me long for a house of my own. After my visit, I can’t believe anyone would ever settle for a barren garden in winter! See some of the treasures I found below, and be sure to check out my Winter Garden board over on Pinterest for a plethora of plants that look good this season.
The red branches of coral bark maple, Acer ‘Winter Flame’.
Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald N’ Gold’
Gold atlas cedar, Cedrus atlas ‘Aurea’.
Orange winter foliage on evergreen huckleberry, Vaccinium ovatum.
Variegated Japanese Aralia, or Fatsia japonica.
The bright yellow blooms of witchhazel, Hamamelis virginiana.
In love with the natural rust color of Thuja ‘Fire Chief’.
Purple scallywag holly, Ilex ‘MonNieves’.
Beautiful pink-veined leaves of Helleborus ‘Penny’s Pink’.
Phormium ‘Tricolor’ and Euphorbia ‘BlackBird’ – both frost tender.
Photos © Plant Propaganda