Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Euphorbia stenoclada

We've had this old specimen for a long time and it gets the "rough" treatment...meaning it gets ignored a lot. The main trunk's a little bedraggled, but otherwise it doesn't seem to mind. It does quite well, no matter what we do or don't do. I kinda like that about it. They're a plant from the South in Madagascar. Of course. Where else? And they grow to 20 ft. tall in their natural habitat. Maybe our grandkids will live long enough! (Ours is about 3 feet tall.)
It's common name is "Silver Thicket". Ours has never been especially "silver". Maybe it's just an odd ball...or maybe it's just the Oregon weather. Sure, that's it. The Oregon weather has been receiving a lot of complaints recently by people getting tired of overcast days, so why not one more thing!

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