Holly (Chinese Garden, Portland)

Photo by Gayla Trail

I took this photo just over a year ago on a visit to the Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon. It’s a beautiful and inspiring garden. I recommend a visit if you happen to find yourself in Portland.

I am hoping to see some massive holly trees in Vancouver next week. On my side of the country holly is never more than a small bush, but on the west coast, by golly it is a monster! I had to do a double take the first time I saw one. “Is that? No!”

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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