And a tall pair of Mahonia…one with color and one without. Love this tree/shrub, anyone know what it is? It's got great leaves… And cool bark too! A true Portland spring picture…moss and a fern. I’m hoping someone knows what this is too, the flowers and berries look like a Mahonia but the leaves and growth habit do not. Cool blue berries… Thin leaves… And yellow flowers, I like it! Hope you enjoyed your visit to the Chapel Pub…I needed to run home and make lunch. The delicious smells coming from the kitchen while I was photographing had me very hungry.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Plants at the Chapel Pub
Driving home the other afternoon I passed McMenamins Chapel Pub, and this caught my eye… …from almost a block away. Seriously! The sun had come out and was illuminating it in such a way that I had to stop; of course you all know this is my beloved Schefflera taiwaniana. Erich (McMenamins garden guy extraordinaire) had mentioned there was a Schefflera at the Chapel Pub, and that it had put on a flush of growth right before the November freeze, which then got zapped. Looks like it’s recovering just fine. Could this beauty really and truly be hardy here in Portland? I’m almost afraid to believe it! The Chapel Pub is a sister restaurant to the much visited Kennedy School and this location has the unique distinction of once being a mortuary, the Little Chapel of the Chimes (ca. 1932). When I was done admiring the Schefflera I glanced up and realized I was looking at a Poncirus trifoliata… And another, and another! There were seven of them (none easy to get a photograph of. The Chapel Pub is the first place I ever saw the glowing red thorns of the Wingthorn Rose. This is what it looked like then (in June)… And now. Not nearly as gorgeous…but it will be. There are several different Callistemon planted throughout the grounds. And Manzanita… This is a nice combination of colors and textures. Just imagine it when the Ceanothus (on the left) is in bloom! I’m sure this beautiful planting is Grevillea…but which one? A monster pair of Edgeworthia.
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