I was reading Steve Snedeker's blog and found in his June posts how he was involved with the construction of the Classical Chinese Garden in Portland. I
was surprised to find it was only three years old when I was there in 2003. It looked like an established garden that had been around forever.
I have always remembered the unusual Buddleia colvilei 'Kewensis', largest of the butterfly bushes capable of forming a small tree. That was five years ago. I wonder what it looks like today. While searching I ran across the Classical Chinese Garden Master Plant List.
Steve is working on a pool project now and you can read about it on Steve Snedeker's Landscape and Gardening Blog.