Wednesday, October 30, 2013

紅葉 (Kouyou) - Fall Colors at Plantmad.

Some photos of the Autumn colors around the Plantmad Garden & Nursery.
A few more photos here.

A year of Autumn Colour to remember!

Quercus robur 'Pendula'

Its been a year to remember for Autumn Colour here in Western Oregon. The colours in the garden & nursery have never looked so good for so long! Heck even the English Oak looked good!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Acer platanoides - The Bill Janssen Strain

There area few types of these dwarf columnar Norway Maple clones around. Perhaps the best known is the cultivar Acer platanoides 'Rezek' (of Ed Rezek fame).

The late Bill Janssen of Collectors Nursery was always on the lookout for these mutants too. Scouring tens of thousands of seedlings for these dwarf oddities. He & Diana had a planting of them in their display garden and many years ago shared a few scions with us. We lost a couple along the way but still have one of the red leaved selections & one of the green  growing in the garden. Great plants so long as you are not in too much of a hurry ;^)..

Cleaning up the Gunnera!

Chiyoko fighting a flat of Gunnera tinctoria liners, removing all the foliage before it gets frosted & becomes a soggy mess on top of the plants.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Stewartia sinensis - A compact form.

About 8 years ago we planted a stock hedge of different Stewartia including 10 Stewartia sinensis. one of them turned out to be a very compact & tight growing form. we're planning to move this into a better garden spot this winter & then see if it's worth doing anything with!

Some Stewartia pseudocamellia liners.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Our 2013 Witch Hazel Crop

Our 2013 crop of Hamamelis Liners is looking good on this Sunny October afternoon!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Guy's plant rescue service :^)..

A friend who is moving next year & can not take his plants with him decided he didn't want to drag all his heavy pots of Brugmansia, Musella, Ginger & Cordyline into the Cold frame again for the Winter so he asked if I would be interested in them! Guys Plant Shelter Rescue Service to the rescue :^)..

Friday, October 4, 2013

Clethra barbinervis 'Takeda Nishiki'

Many thanks Paul Bonine of Xera Plants for sharing great looking plant with us! We are looking forward to growing more of them!