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Granny’s Garden

My grandmother has the most beautiful shade garden. This was early March, so not every thing was in full swing yet. She lived in North West Oregon, Near Portland. I got the opportunity to visit it one last time.

can you spot the kitty in the background?
The trees are soooo tall here

 The Theme is moss here, actually it was everywhere, even on the street curbs.

there is rock hiding under all this moss

For all  my Midwestern friends, THIS is what a Rhododendron is supposed to look like!

My Farorite Fern

Japanese Painted fern ~Athyrium niponicum var. pictum
Of all the ferns there are to choose from, this little one is my favorite. It’s survived being transplanted three times and forgives me when I forget to water it during dry spells. 
It’s going on it’s eighth year in my shade garden under the cherry tree.