Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon's Spring Plant Sale is a fixture on most plant nuts calendars. Small specialty plant vendors selling plants from all over the world, the latest & greatest new cultivars as well as the truly obscure! We came away with a box of new treasures that included everything from a few miniature daffodils, a yellow leaved Corylopsis & a new form of Banksia integrifolia that may be hardy enough for us to try growing.
Two photos from last Friday, first a new graft of Picea abies 'Pusch'. It's not going to be in production but a friend shared a few scions with me so I had graft them up!
At the other end of the scale, for the first time we have Spring flowers on our Musa bajoo. Normally I let these die back to ground level each year but last Winter I put 2 in a cold greenhouse for the winter & while the leaves didn't survive the stems did. A flower in the Spring means we should get some (inedible) but cool looking bananas! Normally when they have to come up from ground level each year we don't get flowers until October which are then quickly frozen off.