Saturday, December 29, 2012

Winter News Letter

庭木 Plantmad Nursery
Guy & Chiyoko Meacham
PO Box 643, Boring, OR. 97009
Tel: 503 970 7065 | Fax: 503 662 7267 |  |

December 29th 2012
A post apocalyptic Winter’s greeting.

Well, since the 12/21/12 apocalypse didn't happen, we have emerged from our bunker & it looks like we are going to have to keep on growing plants for a while longer! We thought that we would celebrate our survival by sending out an updated stock availability list to all of our fellow survivors!

We hope that you have all had a great Holiday Christmas season & like us are looking forward to the New Year. 2012 was a good year for Plantmad Nursery, even though people haven’t exactly been banging our doors down to buy plants we have been able to increase our sales volume again this year & look forward to doing so again in 2013. As our sales increase we are able to add more harder to find & unusual plants to our list. 

We have sold out of a few items already & inventory is low on others but we still do have a good selection of “out of the ordinary” plant material available for sale.

Embothrium coccineum liners are still in good supply, mostly because when our first batch of seed didn’t germinate after 6 weeks I sowed a second batch, then a week later both batches germinated! Grevillea victoriae is also still available, this has been a star performer year after year in our our garden with bright red flowers all winter long.

We have also been able to reduce the price on some of our liners since the Summer list. This includes our selection of Mahonia liners & our Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Ogon’ among others. (If you already have these on order with us we will reduce the price on your confirmations)

A good portion of our business is custom propagation so if there is something that you would like us to produce for you please let us know & we may be able to help you out.

And finally a quick reminder that our most current stock availability list is always available on our web site. This letter can also be found on our website with clickable links to some of plants mentioned here.

Best wishes for 2013.
Guy & Chiyoko Meacham.

The end is nigh!

The end is nigh for our Fargesia nitida 'Ems River'! It's suddenly started flowering. Wells most 'Ems River' has actually already flowered & died. We are hoping ours holds on long enough to give us some viable seed to play with.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Grevillea victoriae

This plant has been a star performer in our garden for many years. It's been bone hardy for us, never showing any signs of winter damage. It flowers all through the winter months from late Fall to Early Spring & is a Winter favorite of Anna Hummingbirds that live in the garden. Oh & we still have some liners available for sale :^)..

Snow Bananas

December 18th & we still haven't had a killing frost yet this year which means that our Musa basjoo still have leaves on! This is the first time that they have seen snow & they are not happy about it :^)...

Friday, December 7, 2012

Wisteria Liners ready for the off!

We depotted our first order of our grafted wisteria liners today for Winter Shipping. Depotting greatly reduces our customers shipping costs.

New Plants!

We would like to thank Lucile Whitman of Whitman Farms for sharing some of her precious Daphniphyllum macropodum seed with us. We had been looking for some for a couple of years but it's hard to find!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Four Trifoliates!

Comparing the bark on 4 Trifoliate Maples:

a. A. triflorum | b. A. mandshuricum | c. A. griseum | d. A. griseum x nikoense ‘Molly Fordham’