Saturday, January 23, 2016
Here at Plantmad we are not conifer growers but some conifers have such a cool story behind them that you can't help but propagate a few! This is the Vietnamese golden cypress Xanthocyparis vietnamensis. Not discovered by Western botanists until the 1990's it's only close relative is the Alaskan Cedar Xanthocyparis nootkatensis (Syn. Chamaecyparis nootkatenis). Two closely related plants one from Alaska the other from Vietnam! Gotta' love the mystery!
Cuttings of Xanthocyparis vietnamensis
Saturday, January 2, 2016
So 2016 is the year we bring the last of our moth balled ploy tunnel back into service! For the last 10 years it's been slowly buried by some rampant grape vines. Today in a bracing 24F Juan I reclaimed it from mother nature!