Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Heinz 57 mix!

Over 50 different contract grown seedlings & rooted cuttings ready for the off!

An Evergreen Stewartia

Stewartia pteropetiolata

We grew these evergreen Stewartia pteropetiolata from wild collected seed under contract for the collector. They were collected from a tree growing at over 6500'. It would be nice to think that at least a few of them will be hardy in zone 8.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Classy Mahonias!

This is the first year that we have been able to offer these excellent cultivars of Mahonia for sale though they have been growing in our garden for many years. We have about 8 different cultivars planted in the same bed not far from the Kitchen Window. The Humming Birds take up residence in them in mid November & don't venture far from them until the end of February!

Chilean Firebush Galore!

When we sowed our  Embothrium coccineum seed this Spring we waited & waited but nothing happened! We had a second batch of seed & sowed that late in the hopes of getting a few plants. Well about 10 days after sowing the second batch both lots decided to germinate like Mustard & Cress! We still were not sure that we would be able to get full size liners due to the late germination but our long hot Summer helped them out & we have finished the season with plants that are bigger than last years!

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