We received a small bag of these this week, we were unsure if we should sow them or make a necklace out of them :^)...
Friday, June 29, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
We grew this plant under it's old name of Sinoclycanthus chinensis for many years but finally gave up due to lack of sales which is a shame as it's a truly wonderful plant. I think we are going to have to give it another go this summer! Apart for a couple of hours of dappled morning Sun these plants are growing in complete shade under Acer macrocarpa.
Monday, June 25, 2012
One of our favorite Stewartia is Stewartia rostrata. Large flowers with ruffled edges & each flower has one petal with a blush of pink. We live in hope that one day we will find a seedling with all pink flowers! Another less commonly seen species is Stewartia sinensis with smaller but delicate white flowers.
Friday, June 22, 2012
We picked up this zone 8 evergreen vine in the Hydrangeaceae family many years ago from Heronswood Nursery. It's a lovely evergreen vine that never gets too big for it boots. This is our original one living in the corner of one of our greenhouses were it battles a Giant Gunnera for space &; water :^)...
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012
We got this curiosity from Talon Buchholz about 10 years ago. I purchased it purely for it's oddity factor but after 10 years in the garden it's turned into a nice looking tree. So much so that we propagated some this winter & will have it available for sale this Fall.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
All potted by Chiyoko's fair hand, one house of Wisterias & one house of "other stuff"! Potting is never completely done as there always seems to be something that needs shifting up but we are declaring the 2012 potting season over! Now we just need to sit back & watch them grow (if only it were that easy :^)..
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012
Growing up in the UK it's hard not to have an affinity with Elderflowers! We don't produce them for sale anymore at Plantmad but several are still growing in the garden. These are two of my favorite cultivars. Since I have a strong personal dislike of whole practice of plant name trademarking I'm only going to list them by their botanical names here :^)..