Saturday, January 26, 2013

Our Golden Osmanthus Liners..

The Golden Osmanthus is slow growing plant to be sure, there is no shortcut cut building up stock plants to get enough cuttings to produce a sales crop, it's taken us about 5 years. Though on a dull Winters day there are not many plants that light up the garden as much as these do! 

A Heinz 57 Propagation Day....

A Heinz 57 Propagation Day today, we made cuttings of everything from hardy Banksia & Grevillia cultivars to 3 clones of Magnolia yunnanensis, Persea thunbergii, Clerya japonica & Neolitsea to name just a few!

Monday, January 21, 2013

"A Monumental Tree"...

Last Saturday I had a 110 mile round trip drive to pick up the "trimmings" from my friend Phil who was giving his Monumentale Sugar Maple it's annual Winter prune. He is going to have to get a taller ladder for next year :^).. Many thanks Phil I think there are close to 200 scions in the bag!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

A very "Sweet Box"

Sarcococca orientalis

This is one of our favorite Sarcococca species but you still have to get down on your knees to truly enjoy it!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Looking Good in the Cold

Our Monkey Puzzle looking good in the cold afternoon Sun!

A frosty day at Plantmad.

It was a frosty day at Plantmad today, but luckily we didn't need to use any of these plug trays :^)..

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Mexican Witch Hazel...

Flowering in our garden this week is Hamamelis virginiana var. mexicana. Sometimes listed as it's own species H. mexicana this plant's native range is between 4000' & 8500' in the Sierra Madre Orientale Mountains of Mexico. More of a collectors curiosity than a must have ornamental plant!