November 29th & two plants in the Garden are still showing good Fall Colour:
Monday, November 16, 2009
In early November we depotted and washed out some liners grown in Airpots™ to compare them to the liners grown in regular pots. As we expected from previous trials the liners grown in Airpots™ not only had more roots but the roots were of a much better structure with few if any circling roots & a great many more root tips. You can see the differences between the 2 root systems here.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
So only 2 of our many Callistemon survived the winter of 2008/09. Even the fabled Woodlanders clone succumbed to the cold, snow & ice. Callistemon sieberi however survived unscathed & doesn't even have any damaged foliage. The other survivor was Callistemon citrinus 'Splendens' - OK I cheated on this one it was in a pot in the greenhouse :^)..
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
These are 2 of our favorite Currants, the photo above doesn't do justice to Ribes sanguineum 'Brocklebankii' but it's a great plant! Below is Ribes sanguineum 'Variegatum', selected for the speckled variegation of it's leaves it also has in my opionion some of the best flowers.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Chiyoko has been busy trasplanting Hellebore seedlings & has a lot more to do! What we really want are double flowering forms like the one pictured above but not all the seedlings will be doubles so we have to grow them for 2 years until they flower & we can then divide them by colour & flower type.
Here's hoping for lots of doubles!