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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wednesday Vignette

Last month I had the privilege of touring behind the scenes at Far Reaches Farm in Port Townsend, WA. I haven't posted any of my photos from my visit, it's only been a few weeks and yet I have already forgotten most of what I heard there. Of course I took plenty of pictures, but took no notes and everything Kelly and Sue said has pretty much flown the coop of my increasingly old brain, which retains little nowadays. The main point of the trip was to get a glimpse of the work they are doing with their Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy, whose purpose is to acquire and introduce plants that are being threatened by development. Right now, in fact, I believe they are away in Asia on a plant hunting expedition.

I really should get my photos together of that behind the scenes visit, but for today I'll just share a  couple of shots of lush Podophyllums that were growing on in pots in one of their Off-Limits-to-most-customers greenhouses.

Isn't that serrated edge just fabulous?

And here's a shot of Kelly Dodson telling the tale of the plant that got away -- just like a fisherman, it was "this big."

Anna at Flutter & Hum hosts Wednesday Vignette. You can check out her post today right here.