Saturday, July 7, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018

Cottage Garden

Before and after photos of a downtown Sonoma garden.

Decomposed granite and livestock tubs

Espalier camellias provide backdrop for fountain

Can you tell it's fake lawn?


New planters instead of railings alongside old deck

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Evergreen Dogwood

Mountain Moons are great compliments to Valley of the Moons.  Where you find one you usually find the other.

So it makes sense that Wildwood Nursery has added Cornus capitata Mountain Moon to its dogwood collection.

Even though capitatas are native to the Himalayas, the flowers more closely resemble American dogwoods; they’re huge.  They bloom in June/July so there’s no mistaking them.

Plus, they have leaves all year, something American dogwoods can’t match!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Kousas Are Blooming

Just when people think dogwoods are finished blooming, a new wave starts.

The trees native to Asian have slightly smaller, pointier blooms.  More star shaped than their rounded American cousins, the flowers sit above the leaves. 

The sheer mass of flowers more than makes up for their smaller size.  Mostly white with some pale pink varieties, they can bloom into June in some shady spots.

Learn all about them at http://wildwoodmaples.com/dogwood.php

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

What's A Peony Look Like?

A lady stopped by the nursery last week because she saw the PEONY sign in front of the nursery.

She said she had read about them but never seen them in person.  She asked if she could look at them.

She bought a Scarlet Heaven Itoh Peony and a Red Charm Bush Peony.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Five Of A Kind

Looking through A.j. Attaryi
What do Jordan, Rhode Island Red, Purple Ghost, Autumn Moon, and Attaryi all have in common?

They all compliment each other. Reds, oranges, yellows, pinks, and greens liven up a shady oak glen. The different heights and layers also pair well with the twisting turning oak limbs.

With careful pruning, the space will become a living sculpture.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Daphne

The bees are buzzing around the Daphnes at Wildwood Nursery.  The deer are nowhere to be seen.  The scent carries for miles.  Well the last is a slight exaggeration but even with allergies they are noticeable.

There are three foot wide five gallons and cute one gallons available right now.