On a recent ride I couldn't help but notice this row of unusual -- at least to me -- plants at a nursery in the northeast corner of Linn County. It looks like kind of a palm tree to me. Nobody was around to ask. If anybody knows what these things are, please send me an email.
From Rynni Henderson, via Facebook: We have two palms in front of our house in Portland. One didn't do so well with winter, but the other did fine. Some are just heartier than others.