Two shades of blue?

Beginning of blooming (late this year)

I’ve had G. Rozanne in my garden for quite a few years. I’m somewhat disappointed with its lack of vigour and flowering. Recently I went to my fav. nursery to purchase a couple of new specimens, with the hope to get more flowers in the G. Rozanne patch. They didn’t…

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My cereal plot

My plot of cereals

Papi Jo’s garden is strictly an ornamental garden, even if it has had some potato plants in the past. At the moment, however, there are 2 cereal plants growing at the foot of the ‘Evereste’ apple tree. Birdseed left over from the apple tree in winter. One is bearded, the…

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Plant Propagation by Layering

In full bloom April 2019

Layering? What is it? Stems that are still attached to their parent plant may form roots where they come in contact with a rooting medium. This method of vegetative propagation is generally successful, because water stress is minimized and carbohydrate and mineral nutrient levels are high. The development of roots…

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Spring pruning

Spring pruning 2021 AFTER

As every year I face a dilemma with my ‘Fujino Pink’ spirea specimen. For this type of shrub with late winter-early spring flowering, a relatively severe pruning is recommended after flowering. But the blooming period of this spirea is very long, starting sometimes before Christmas and lasting until March. In…

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