Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Pink Cloud

We got this lovely tree from Roger Gossler many years ago, sadly it's just a bit too tender to live outside in the garden & so lives a pot bound existence in a Greenhouse. I think we will take some cuttings this year though, if we can get a couple of backup plants going & might give this one a try in a sheltered corner of the garden.

A curious Gunnera

We picked this up at Heronswood years ago on one of our annual visits to the "Heronswood Wonderland". Dan Hinkley's notes from that time say it appeared in seed pots of Gunnera magellanica collected in S. Chile in the winter of 1998. It gets much bigger than G. magellanica with leaves up to 10" across.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Another Snowbell

We purchased this Styrax several years ago from the good folks at Forest Farm as Styrax confusum but Flora of China lists it as Styrax confusus so we will go with that! An as yet little known species from the mountains of central China, it's done well in our garden.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Yes it's a Buckeye!

This cut leaved Buckeye isn't for everyone but some people wont be able to live without it! It needs to be protected from afternoon Sun to have any chance of looking half way decent!

Friday, July 6, 2012

The Willow Leaf Stachyurus

We have had this Stachyurus in the garden for about 10 years now & it has turned into a lovely garden plant with it's clean long slender Willow like leaves. It has suffered no damage in our Zone 8 garden but probably isn't much hardier than that.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Two More Stewartia

Last week we posted photos of S. rostrata & S. sinensis that were flowering in the garden. This week S. psuedocamellia & S. serrata are in flower. S. psuedocamellia is the most commonly available & with good reason. S. serrata has smaller flowers but is still a lovely plant. Both plants should be available for sale this Fall.