One rainy afternoon in early March, we decided to take a little nursery field trip. After a short drive through the farmland west of Portland, we made our way on winding roads through the forest until we arrived at the beautiful bamboo oasis that is the Bamboo Garden Nursery. The 20 acre garden holds over 300 varieties of bamboo with varying color combinations and distinctive features. We were greeted by Noah Bell, the nursery manager, who offered to take us on a tour of the grounds in his golf cart. We happily accepted. It was so fun to see the different greenhouses, learn about some different propagation techniques, and see some of the experimental propagation. If you ever get a chance to go check this nursery out, don’t pass it up!