Photo Diary: Portland Nursery

Monday, January 21, 2013







Hope everyone had a good weekend and I hope most of you (in the US at least) got the day off of work  today too. It's been bitterly cold here and very sunny. We do not often get that combination here in Portland, so it completely muddles my mind when I look out my window to see what appears to be a bright and sunny spring day. I know I should be grateful for the sun but in reality it just makes me anxious for spring to arrive. I miss the colors and the breeze through my windows. While we did brave the freezing cold to go for one walk we mostly stayed inside where it was warm. This weekend I read The Walking Dead compendium, Fisher and I both breezed through it. Lucky for him I didn't read it first because I don't know if I would have wanted him to. The books are a lot more HBO than AMC. I don't know if that giant (comic) book entirely counts in my "read more" goal for the new year, but hopefully it was a good jump start. 

We also went to one of my favorite places to visit and wander around for a quick fix of winter burnout - my local nursery. In the spring and summer they have a huge outdoor area full of trees and every annual and perennial you can imagine. In the fall they have an apple festival with hundreds of varieties to taste and nibble on (obviously one of the best times to go). And recently I discovered that the winter is also a good time to go and linger in the humid tropical section taking in all the exotic plants and succulents. 

Awhile ago you may remember I was inspired to get a couple house plants, which I did, but as usual they didn't make it. So I am back to the drawing board trying to find some plant life for my house. M+L did pick out a couple cacti to add to our family this trip and I found so many succulents I am eager to bring home with me on another trip (I love those big ones in the first photo!). I seem to do okay with cacti and succulents so I think I am going to not venture too far from there again anytime soon. Though, I do want to try out an air plant one of these days, I must be able to keep one of those alive.


11 comments:

  1. I think reading The Walking Dead definitely counts as reading more ;)

    This nursery is so pretty! Your photos are gorgeous, makes me want to visit even more! And I'm like you, succulents last in my home, but I am just lacking a green thumb because not many other plants last.

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  2. Even though I am clear across the country from you, I think the weather is affecting us both in the same say (except no sun over here). Thank you for the virtual trip to the nursery, I could almost feel the steam. I especially love that last image- so exotic!

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  3. I love these photos...the nursery looks like a beautiful place!

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  4. Did The Walking Dead scare you? Because that graphic novel really scared me. And they were just illustrations. Sheesh!

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  5. Great pictures! It's funny how everyone has a plant they tend to succeed with. For some reason my Orchids do brilliantly (could be to do with not needing much watering....:). It's freezing here too - minus 10! BRRRRRR!

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  6. Oh, it totally counts, give yourself some credit :) It could have been more questionable: you could have read 50 Shades of Gray, haha! I would love a succulent or an air plant. But I have a notoriously brown thumb and I don't want to inflict that on something so beautiful (air plants are just gorgeous, aren't they??). xo

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  7. I love these photos and houseplants are my favourite things. My grandfather is a master houseplant gardener and always gives me the offspring from his plants. Good luck with your plants!

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  8. I had a great weekend and went snowboarding with a group of friends and luckily both days were sunny and not too cold. On one hand I am ready for spring on the other hand I want to get in some more snowboarding before the winter ends. Great photos, the remind me I need to introduce some live plants to our house...PS I was one of the unlucky people that had to go to work today ;)

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  9. I'm planning to try an air plant next. My cacti and succulents died :(. I've seen fake succulents that look really realistic though, so I might try those too!

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  10. I love succulents and air plants :) I'm trying to find some good air plants as well. :D

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