ARTICLE BY: JIM GERSBACH, Originally Published in the HPSO Bulletin in Fall 2000 Jim Gersbach’s garden in northeast Portland includes a number of shrubs, trees and perennials from temperate South America and other remote corners of the globe. *** Brazil. Just whispering the name conjures a lush, tropical landscape, where jungle giants are wrapped in lianas and the carefree inhabitants are clad in even less. Sultry Brazil, with an Amazon full of monkeys and macaws. Surely nothing from that paradise could grow outdoors in Portland, halfway to the North Pole? Despite the seeming impossibility, something does. Right in my backyard….