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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.


  1. Those leaves are so darn green and perfect! In the past year or so I've warmed up to Podophyllum... I need to get over the sticker shock and treat myself to one.

  2. What a fun tour that must have been!

  3. Ha! The Podophyllums are neat plants but I wouldn't even try growing them here.

  4. Something about podophyllum encourages superlatives. And I finally have one in my garden to enthuse about!

  5. Lucky you! I would have loved to get that tour... they have such cool plants! I am a huge fan of Podophyllums. They seem to do great in my dark back yard.

  6. Look forward to reading your post on this. On one of the last open days, I begged my way back to see the new Brassaiopsis hispida and had a small walk-around of what was blooming (Lapageria!). I really wish I could have attended the formal tour.


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