Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Styrax japonicus 'Frosted Emerald'

Styrax japonicus 'Frosted Emerald'

A new batch of Styrax japonicus 'Frosted Emerald' stuck last weekend, hopefully these will make a nice batch of liners for us in 2014.

A Pewter Stewartia!

This is one of 2 selections of Stewartia pseudocamellia we are playing around with that have pewter coloured foliage.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Borinda papyrifera

Borinda papyrifera

Looking good in the garden this week is Borinda papyrifera that we were given as a wedding present from our friend Ian of Connor Bamboo a few years ago!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Unlikely Cousins!

(Syn. Xanthocyparis vietnamensis)

We grafted this rare Vietnamese conifer at the request of a customer who brought us a couple of small scions and was  curious to see if it would be possible to graft them onto it's close relative, the Alaskan Cedar, C. nootkatensis or not.

They sat there for a long time and did nothing but then finally they did push new growth!

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Golden Oak

Quercus alnifolia

A native of Cypress this Golden Oak has fast become one of my favorite Oaks since I first came across it. The only draw back is until it reaches a certain size you have to tip it over on it's side to fully appreciate it :^)..

Friday, August 2, 2013

Some Sweetfern!

Our first crop of Comptonia peregrina liners have turned out pretty well we think :^)..