Baby its cold outside. And it shouldn't be. Its spring when I look in the calendar. Despite this and with a little help from the sun, we had a great meeting. A lot of questions and advice's, and good work with the trees.
It has been pouring cats and dogs all Easter, so it is surprising that the trees are still going on with their spring thing despite cold and wet weather. It has been a very mild winter, so everything seems to be pushed forward by this, despite the disappointing missing sun and heat now. A good [...]
Spring is here - again. Same old story, but still the same joy to experience how nature wakes up after the dormant period. Busy repotting and exited to see leafs out again.
As usual winter wants to sign out of the season by dropping a few cm soft snow over the garden. It will be gone by tomorrow, and then I am ready for repotting-season. Have to wait a little though and see how March behaves.
For a number of years I have been growing a small Juniperus Shimpaku, and followed the original position until now. The tree was purchased as a semi-finished piece at the Mansei-en nursery in Omiya, Japan, of late Saburo Kato in 2005, and mainly bought as a memory of the time spent with this most respected [...]