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NW Native Plant Journal, 4th quarter, 2015

The last Journal for 2015 is a departure from the most usual format. It has all the regular stuff--the journal's purpose; gardener's to-do list; letters from our readers; wildlife corner update. And there is an inventory of my bookshelf.

The whole remainder of this journal's pages hold a collection of  stunningly beautiful photographs from my Ďsisterí Nona: what she sees, for the most part, during her daily ride through central Oregon countryside. She shares these pictures with us here. Click to go!

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No, we are not a nursery Originally our website was all about a native plant nursery, Wallace W Hansen Northwest Native Plants. But in 2011, all that changed when the nursery closed its doors for good. We felt it was imperative to preserve the vast amount of native plant information, so the website morphed from a commercial entity into what you see today: an ever-expanding non-profit repository of information about plants native to the Pacific Northwest. We donít have plants, we donít sell anything, we do share everything we know about native plants.

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Notice: Photos on this website, unless otherwise indicated, were taken by me (Jennifer Rehm), by the former nursery's staff photographer, JoAnn Onstott, are licensed via the Creative Commons Share-and-Share Alike, or have been released into the public domain and are free for anyone to use.


(How I met the garden's master)

Once upon an autumn weekend (I think it was around 1995), a fellow gardener and I planned to visit a nursery close to Salem, Oregon. I'd found a small ad in the local newspaper's classifieds offering native plants for sale. The idea of including natives in our gardens was novel and intriguing. I was sparsely acquainted with this genre,

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