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!!