For lunch on my second day of jury duty I decided to visit the Portland Waterfront and see what the plantings look like in the springtime, since I only ever seem to visit them in the fall. However because this is plant happy Portland I was immediately distracted en-route and started snapping photos long before reaching my destination, sometimes I am just so darn happy to live here.
That substantial old 3-armed Cordyline is out front of this building...
Which has a planted up, secured, courtyard.
Way up top of this building vines are being encouraged along a metal framework.
The building doesn't appear to be new, I wonder if the plantings are?
This wall of plantings had me crossing the street to check it out.
Looks like an events space maybe?
Closer to the waterfront I spied this gorgeous hosta...
And the biggest acanthus leaves I'd ever seen!
I should have got my hand in there for scale.
Over in that bark mulched wasteland...
Is the saddest little loquat ever!
And the first planting circle, still looking a little empty in places.
But not in others.
Heading towards the other planting.
With it's happy gunnera.
Does anyone know the name of this euphorbia?
This Melianthus major looks a little disheveled.
That euphorbia again.
Another plant I'd love to get i.d. on, if you know.
Okay lunch is over, time to head back to the court house...
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