Beth Hansen-Winter has a way cool garden. Carved out of the old growth fir trees in Beaver Creek, Oregon is a treasure trove of plants selected from the obscure and marvelous nurseries around Portland where her happy laugh and down home folksiness of a plant lover obsessed, always seems to get her a discount for a rare plant no-one else seems to recognize.
Those of you lucky enough to be in one of Portland’s plant societies get to see her garden during open garden days. I get to stay there when I visit.
Overseeing her garden is Moss Man.
Let the photos speak for themselves.
Beth and I are good friends and have been every since she lived nearby in California. Who know what sparks deep friendships really: real books? – no one designs better than Beth; photography? – she once covered the World Series !; gardens? (duh); cool plants? – here I will say she too loves weeping Katsura. Mine died; but Beth grows one next to purple Berberis.
The plants swirl together. I love her garden. Here’s to you my friend….
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