Not too long ago we had a chance to tag along with my wife on a work trip to Portland, Oregon. When she wasn't working we had a chance to explore one of our favorite cities and this time I convinced them to tour the Chinese Garden. They were not thrilled. But they were good sports.
That quickly changed though. Almost immediately after entering the gardens we saw that they were giving a demonstration on how to make Hawaiian leis.
The pond was a big hit too even though the koi had been transported to another facility while they rehabilitated the habitat for some reason.
I found the stone work in the pathways to be remarkable and enviable. How long would it take to do something like this?
There was a lot of variety in the patterns throughout the different parts of the garden.
I don't know what these are called, but I thought this was a cool way to border a tree with stone.
This was a look I'd definitely like to mimic in the right situation. I believe that's Japanese forest grass and black Mondo grass which I already grow.
Intricate, beautiful, and amazing.
Who hasn't wanted a moon gate of their own?
They had a small selection of bonsai on display. And by that I mean they had just a few - not that the bonsai was small. But it was small. The bonsai was I mean.
I will be writing more often I hope. If you've given up on checking in on me, I don't blame you at all. I hope to give you a reason to stop by and say hello once in a while though.