Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
Saturday, June 8, 2013
The brains behind Plantmad Nursery, this time clock was made in the 1980's & as a stand alone time clock it's still hard to find something today that can out perform it. 24 stations can be attached to any number of the 24 programs. Each station has 8 start times with up to 99 possible repeats & delay times. Run times from 1 second to 9:59:59.
Ours controls 8 different garden zones, 8 greenhouses & 2 mist systems, oh & it also tops up the bird bath each day :^)...
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Before you go out & brew yourself a cup though caution is advised, some sources say the leaves have to be fermented before dried otherwise they may be poisonous. I have no plans to brew up a cup in the near future anyway ;^)..
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Last summer a friend brought us a short 3" piece of maple wood showing many years of growth. It was a very slow growing unnamed seedling of Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira'. The plant had broken off from it's roots & we were charged with seeing if we could put some new roots on it & save it! We cut the short piece of wood into three 1" pieces & grafted them with mini veneer grafts. One died right away, one died over the winter but the third one made it!
This is an unnamed variegated Ginkgo seedling that we have had for a few years but have no plans to propagate! There are already enough variegated Ginkgo's with names & none that stay reliably variegated from year to year. Perhaps the answer is to have them all then at least one would be variegated each year :^)..