Monthly Archives: January 2009

Elevation 8,000 ft.

Originally uploaded by mulysa_may Alpine Garden I was camping this weekend on Hood.. The snow pack is so thin right now due to unseasonally warm weather, that rocky ridges have been exposed by the wind. The plus side was that … Continue reading

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Plant buying

Artemisia lactiflora ‘Guizhou’, Wormwood ASTERACEAE, The Aster family Not my usual role. But they aren’t even for me really, they are for Michael’s garden. It is wintertime and things are ON SALE. I also picked out: Blue leaf rose Rosa … Continue reading

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Evergreen Witchhazel

Distylium myricoides HAMAMELIDACEAE, The Witchhazel family Out snooping about at the nurseries, seeing what’s coming in, who’s getting ready for spring, how the recovery from winter storms is going. This little shrub is underused for sure. What a charmer!

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Catalina Ironwood

Lyonothamnus floribundus ROSACEAE, the Rose family Native to Southern California, this drought tolerant evergreen is hardy in USDA zones 8 to 10. However, it looked pretty happy in Hoyt Arboretum today despite the recent weather here. The leaves remind me … Continue reading

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