Where I live part 2 – The colors in my yard

Often time’s people do not believe me when I say that I live in Milwaukie,Oregon. They have only heard of the much larger city of Milwaukee, WI. I usually just say that I live in Portland.
Milwaukie is a city in Clackamas County, Oregon. The population was 20,490 at the 2000 census. The 2006 estimate is 20,835 residents. Founded in 1848 on the banks of the Willamette River, the city, known as the Dogwood City of the West, was incorporated in 1903 and is noted as the birthplace of the Bing cherry. It is more recently known as the home of Dark Horse Comics. The city is the first suburb SE of Portland.It is an easy 8 mile commute from my home to my office downtown Portland.
I am not a gardener nor do I even have a slightly green thumb so the plants in my yard need to be hardy and in need of little care. My sister and mother are the gardeners in the family. My daughter Tara has a green thumb as well and her small home is filled with plants. At one time in Tara’s tiny apartment where she previously lived she had over 100 potted plants.

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