Monday, September 11, 2017

Do you know this Portland garden?

This is getting ridiculous. I've asked everyone I can think of if they know where this garden is, or who it belongs to, and I've got nothing! Portland's gardening community is pretty tight, how can none of my people know this garden?

The backstory: my friend Louis recently made a trip down from Canada to visit a few places in Portland. A random exit off I-5 southbound had him discovering this garden, and getting so enthralled he didn't make note of where he was...

But I would so love to see it for myself, and ask the owners about this beautiful Agave montana, among other things.

If you think you know this garden, but don't want to leave info in the public comments section, please email me! (spiky plants at gmail dot com). Fingers crossed...somebody knows! Oh and no, there isn't any GPS tracking info attached to these photos. He didn't use his phone and his camera doesn't capture that info.

*** GOOD NEWS***
I have an address, thanks to Portland Tree Tour and her eagle eye (and her kids...which get her out and about all over town). Hopefully we'll be successful in making contact and there will be more info to share soon! Thank you Julie!!!

Weather Diary, Sept 10: Hi 77, Low 58/ Precip 0

Photos courtesy Louis at Parallel 49 Palms and Exotics, used by permission. All words © 2009-2017 by Loree Bohl for danger garden. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited and just plain rude.

21 comments:

  1. So easy to lose all sense of where we are, time of day, everything when something catches our attention like this.

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  2. Does his camera/phone have the location? So fabulous. We need to know, definitely!

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    1. Nope. Old school DSLR without GPS...but thanks to your sharing we have an address!!!

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  3. I hope you'll find out who this garden belongs to so you can check our their backyard too!

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  4. Funny, I thought surely one of your Portland peeps would have known the location. Good luck, we want to know more!

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    1. Top secret! And if we would have just started driving the streets we thought it was on we never would have found it. BUT, an address has been secured. More to come! (hopefully!)

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  5. Is there a garden writer for the local paper? Maybe she/he knows of the garden, or you might check your fave, local nurseries that carry cacti and succulents. Take in photos. Good luck, I definitely need to see more!

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    1. Our garden writer was laid off years ago with the restructuring of our local paper. It was a travesty. And yes, I've checked with all my nursery peeps and this garden is completely under their radar. HOWEVER, I have an address! There will be more...(hopefully)

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  6. if the pictures were taken on his smartphone, it should show the location.

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  7. Definitely a garden worth learning more about. I hope your search yields fruit. I appreciate seeing what my Agave montana, purchased by mail order a year or 2 ago and still teeny-tiny, may someday look like, although the photo has me wondering if I was sent the right plant! Thanks for alerting me to the face that Louis has resurrected his blog too.

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    1. I'm hoping for more from Louis on his blog...and guess what, address success! More soon, hopefully...

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  8. Do any of his photos capture a house number, street sign, or any other potentially identifying info? (There looks to be a sign or sticker in the window?) That might help. Looks like a nice mix of interesting plants, so hope you find it.

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    1. Nope, and I zero'd in on that sign/sticker right away. It's not one that's widely seen around town and have no idea what it says. However thanks to a friend I've now got an address. Hopefully there will be more soon!

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  9. By the look of the houses and the sidewalk/ street, I would guess it is in NE PDX, or possibly N PDX. Certainly an eastside house. I'm very curious!

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    1. That's all we knew, that it was N/NE...turns out it's in N and I've got an address!

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  10. Hard to imagine the creator of such a fine garden is not plugged into Portland's garden community and eludes identification!

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    1. Right? The fact I asked everyone into those plants an nobody knew of this garden just boggled my mind. However...now I know where it is! TBC...

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  11. I'm sooo glad the mystery is solved! I kept looking in that area on google maps, but I was turned around and a few streets off where I thought I had ended up.

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