Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Winter Cuttings

It's winter cutting time at Plantmad, we don't do nearly as many wintertime cuttings but there are a few things that just have to be done at this time of year!

Mahonia cuttings..

Lots of weird & wonderful things!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

I fought the Elk & the Elk Won!

So just when our Akebono Cherry Circle shows on new images from Space.........


The Elk decide that they have had enough of sharing the field, looks like we are back to the drawing board!

    

It's Mahonia time!


The Mahonia's are beginning their Winter time display in the Plantmad Garden. This year we are going to cut up some branches & stick some cuttings!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Stewartia monodelpha

Lovely Fall colour on our Stewartia monodelpha liners this year.

Vitis ficifolia var. lobata


I picked this plant up from the old Heronswood Nursery back in 2003, it's turned out to be a lovely little vine that grows well in a woodland or shade garden. Excellent Fall Colour.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


This dwarf Ginkgo first made it's way to the US from Holland back in the 90's but it's only in the last year or two that it's caught on with garden writers & plant nuts!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Burn Day!!

October 1st 2011, the first official burn day of the new Season!

Acer flabellatum

Acer flabellatum from seed wild collected in Vietnam 
(Grown under contract for a local arboretum).

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Bamboo Pruning!


Our friend Ian of Connor Bamboo stopped by today to show us how to prune our Chusquea gigantea.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Pileostegia viburnoides

Pileostegia viburnoides, We have had this lovely climbing hydrangea relative in the garden for 10 years but this is the first year we have been able to offer it for sale.

Future Plants!

The mist house is slowly filling up with future plants :^)....

Eucryphia glutinosa

While many Eucryphia survive in our Zone 8 Oregon Garden at 700' only Eucryphia glutinosa thrives!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Pyllostachys bambusoides 'Albovariegata'

We are indebted to our buddy Ian of Connor Bamboo for this, one of those variegated plants that has to grow on you for a while!

Pyllostachys bambusoides 'Albovariegata'

Hydrangea seemanii

This evergreen Climbing Hydrangea had taken about 10 years to get to this size but it's proved itself to be completely cold hardy & a great garden plant, & we have liners available this year!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A bloody long name!

Back in March we were kindly given a few scions of  Notholithocarpus densiflorus f. attenuato dentatus.Another friend was able to get us a few N. densiflorus seedlings to use as rootstocks, but these were just self seeded & pulled up from under a large plant. We didn't have high hopes but we did get a few to take!

New Plants for 2011 - I

We have finally built up numbers enough to be able to offer this great climbing hydrangea relative for the first time this year.

Staking!

Chiyoko busy staking up our 2011 Acer pseudoplatanus 'Esk Sunset' grafts.



Saturday, June 18, 2011

One More Wisteria!


This Wisteria has more names than you can shake a stick at but according to Peter Valder there is only one Double Flowering form of Wisteria & the most valid cultivar name is 'Violacea Plena'. Other names it is commonly sold under are 'Black Dragon', 'Kokuryu' & 'Yae Kokuryu'.


Odd Man Out!

A not very green plant in a very green garden!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Two more Wisteria pics from the Garden..

The super long racemes of 'Macrobotrys'

'Honbeni' also known as Pink Ice.

Wisteria 'Burford'.

If you are looking for a Wisteria that is quick to flower then Burford isn't for you! But if you are looking for a Wisteria that's ultimately great it could just be what you are looking for!!

Alien Invader!

Well about as dangerous as!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Corokia cotoneaster

The little bright yellow flowers of the Wire-Netting Bush always brighten up the day! We have had three worse that normal winters in a row now & while many so called hardy plants in our garden have died this has continued to do well.



Sunday, May 15, 2011

New graft potting is done!

All our 2011 grafts are finally potted - Well done Chiyoko.
Now it's on to the rooted cuttings.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Planting our Windmill Palm...

Our Trachycarpus fortunei has lived in the same 36" Cedar Box for the last 6 or 7 years, Since the box was falling to bits & we didn't want to pot it into an even bigger box we figured it was time to plant it in the garden. Getting it from the back of the house to the front garden was no easy task though!


Me giving instructions to the Palm


Somehow we got it into the hole & upright!


Et Voila..

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

May Apples

The Native American Mayapple Podophyllum peltatum is very cool when it comes up out the ground each Spring..


The Chinese Mayapple Podophyllum delavayi though that's in a league of it's own!!