Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cream of the crop.

Thanks to the generosity of fellow plant nut friends we were today able to graft 2 plants that we have wanted to add to our collection for several years.

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Cyclamen coum

All the Cyclamen coum are in full garden splendor this week. The colors range from the deepest pinks to the very pale. Here are a few pics.


Sometimes it's all about the foliage we picked this form up at Heronswood Nursery back in 2002.


Also from Heronswood this delicate little plant still only covers a few square inches of garden space after 10 years!


One of many Ashford Strains, the foliage on this one seems to have a perfect maple leaf outline on each leaf!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Heinz 57!

A mixed bag of grafting today:

Acer rufinerve 'Erythocladum'
Acer conspicuum 'Phoenix'
Acer conspicuum 'Silver Cardinal'
Acer pseudoplatanus 'Esk Sunset'
Acer pseudoplatanus x Acer griseum
Aesculus hippocastanum 'Laciniata'
Aesculus neglecta 'Erythroblastos'
Aesculus glabra 'Nana'
Aesculus chinensis

 Plus 5 scions each of about 50 (new to us) cultivars of Acer palmatum!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Time to start Grafting!


Well the Callus bed has been cleaned off & fired up & the Wisteria seedlings have arrived so I guess it's time to start grafting!


New Plants to play with!


A our first new plants for 2012, ten different Grevilleas that have good potential to hardy in North West gardens. We purchased these from the Desert Northwest Nursery in Sequim Washington & we are looking forward to see how they grow for us.

Friday, February 3, 2012