Angela, Thanks for remembering that Jerry works with Asian cars. He also does hybrid by the way. I think he's probably the greenest mechanic in the county! His contact info is Jerry Schuster at 319-4255 or
Hi Angela! Welcome to the Transition Whatcom network - online & person.
Good to meet both of you this past week!
Your pic is lovely and reminds me of the maple you shared you used to live with.
The name of the white/green perennial plant you both liked so much in our edible forest garden under the apple tree is a " Jack Frost Brunnera". There are other species of Brunnera's that also have that white window-pane leaf effect.
They are great plants that do fine in our garden in both the sun & shade.