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My backyard in North Portland is truly my own little retreat. I have birds of all sorts including hummingbirds (thanks to careful planting of those things that the hummingbird so loves-- especially the fuchsia and the trumpet flowers!) Squirrels abound here, too and neither the tom cat nor the two sleepy Basset Hounds mind a bit. The pond is new to me and brings a great deal of calm to the yard-- the burbling water is very relaxing to me as is watching the 20 some odd gold fish who have managed to survive now a full year and have gotten so much larger though they are still so small. ;-) The house has dog doors to the back yard so we all enjoy it when we see fit.

View from garage apartment above yard


This is a view from deck:


The pond with mini goldfish



This lovely banana somehow survived the winter hard freeze though I was sure it would not



Container garden full of color


Container garden -- forget me nots abound


This plant is affectionately called plant t-rex. Very Jurassic park


Black bamboo of various ages -- mature and new shoots. The older bamboo turns a wonderful black color.


This bamboo was transplanted from my neighbors yard many years ago. It was over 25ft then and unbelievably heavy. I am still shocked we were able to move it


Gorgeous bamboo shoot springs to life


The miracle banana unfurls


Hanging basket from Marbott's - one of many and very pretty


An old pot becomes a home for butter lettuce


Side garden - notice the gate is equipped with a Basset window for easy front yard viewing ;-)


Sweet Simon is caught post-yawn. He looks vicious but is not.


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You have the most beautiful garden that I have ever seen. I hope that when my husband and I (hopefully)relocate to Oregon, I can have a garden. That would be so great!
Thanks for sharing Angela. As Sheryl and I work (inch by inch it seems sometimes) to get our garden in place, photos like yours inspire us to keep pushing ahead.

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