Monthly Archives: August 2011

Himalayan Impatiens, a plant of many aliases

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It took me a great deal of searching to identify this plant. I finally discovered it is Impatiens gladulifera, but I found over a dozen common names including Indian touch-me-not, ornamental jewelweed and policeman’s helmet. These wildflowers were nestled among … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs Take Over Oregon Zoo!

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On May 28th, Oregon Zoo guests reported seeing several dinosaurs along a wooded trail in the park. Witnesses have described close calls with the gigantic beasts. Stories have even emerged of people being spit upon and slobbered on by certain species. Although … Continue reading

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My Featured Flower for 2011: Chinese Foxglove

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I tend to chose the same tried and true plants for my flower beds year after year. To be honest, although I love gardening, I’m just not very good at it. However, I do know what plants have given me … Continue reading

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