May, 2010

Below are links to articles posted in May, 2010

The Right Type of Ivy to Plant Near a Wall

There is one mistake you really, and I mean really, don’t want to make in your landscape. You absolutely do not want to plant the wrong type of ivy for the wrong reason. Very bad things can happen. First a word on vines… Vines climb through a variety of methods, and it is important for […]

Planting Sweet Potatoes

I planted my sweet potatoes the other day, and I’ve got to hand it to Burpee (where I ordered them), they said they’d arrive on the 25th, and they arrived on the 25th. Sweet Potato Slips in a JarWee Little Slips Planted in a MoundSweet Potato Slips in Containers If you’ve never grown sweet potatoes, […]

Baby Robin Photo Diary

I actually took these pictures in 2008, but only just now am getting around to blogging about it. In 2008 some robins built a nest in a barberry bush just outside our kitchen window, and so I was able to monitor it daily. May 26th I first noticed a single egg on May 26th. By […]

Taxodium distichum ‘Gee Whiz’, Dwarf Bald Cypress

The third and final tree I bought on my weekend trip to Gee Farms was this very cute little dwarf bald cypress called ‘Gee Whiz’. It is also called a witch’s broom, as that is the type of mutation it has. I have a thing, lately, for dwarf conifers. I have a thing for Japanese […]

Dawn Redwood: Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Gold Rush’

In addition to the cedar I bought yesterday, I also bought a seqouia, a redwood, for here in Michigan. Crazy you say? Well, apparently, notsomuch. What gardener doesn’t dream about having a massive redwood in their yard, and if we could live for a thousand years we might be able to get one, but instead […]

Himalayan Cedar: Cedrus deodara ‘Karl Fuchs’

My recent post about what a real cedar is was not a coincidence, I have been looking at buying one, and today I did. I have wanted a cedar for years, even since I saw Paul James’ on his show. Paul has a weeping Blue Atlas cedar, Cedrus atlantica, and it is absolutely gorgeous… and […]

Now you Cedar, Now you Don’t

I have a peeve, and thy name is Cedar. Or is it? People are confused, I was confused, confusion abounds, what is a cedar? What isn’t? I’ve even seen articles, writing by some sweatshop overseas writing shops I’m sure, that are completely mishmashed confusing true cedars with fake ones. That is the quality you get […]

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