Archives for February 2014

Winter Blooms

On a recent walk, friends and I saw several winter-blooming shrubs which we thought we knew, but which, it turns out we only sort of knew. A few days later, the most unknown of these plants appeared the Saturday in Homes and Gardens as the Chinese Paper Bush. If you don’t still have the Saturday homes and Gardens section, here is its address in the internet at Oregon Live. Chinese Garden in Winter       Photos from The Oregonian   According to the … [Read more...]

Hunting Trees

Hunting Trees Two and four year olds work hard to hike over tree farm land, but they get to see bugs. They get to run around pretending to be bear and deer. They get to pet the trees and the wild grasses. And this year, our ten year old got to use the saw. That’s my saw and pruner tool-belt he is wearing. And his sawing tutor is with him. This December, as in most years, our family went Christmas tree hunting on our tree farm. Hunting is the exact word in our situation. We have … [Read more...]