Man made and natural wonders collide this week at Wildwood.
The Annual Sale runs until the 23rd. There is nursery wide savings on dwarf ginkgo, dwarf conifers, rare maples, mature maples, and dogwoods. People find that if they comb through the different sections they find real treasures perfect for their garden.
A sprinkling of plants are starting to show fall color and that will only increase in the weeks ahead. This is a rare time when gardeners can see summer and fall color side by side. This eliminates the confusion of "how bright is scarlet compared to red" or "how much more gold is it than yellow".
Low prices and bright colors - what more can gardeners ask for?
Monday, August 20, 2018
|One gallon Mystic Spires|
The gophers jumped over the gopher baskets. Water pooled because the clay wouldn't drain. A cold winter polished off what survived. Did we swear a lot? Yes.
Salvia Mystic Spires is one plant we have experimented with since then. The gophers don't eat it. The deer don't eat it. It doesn't care about clay. It doesn't need water after the first year. It returns after a frost. It's basically a plastic bouquet of blue flowers.
We're planting 40 next week. In the words of Carl Spackler 'Au revoir, gopher'
Friday, August 10, 2018
We thought it made sense to use lumber for an entrance to a place called Wildwood. The ranch style look is in keeping with the history of the property. The color is a bit of a departure though.
White would have been glaringly noticeable. Black would have been more of an Asian influence. The deep plum [Benajmin Moore Dark Basalt] was Debbie's suggestion. She works at Wildwood on weekends and thought the plum color would be 'unique and sharp'.
Next challenge: plants!
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
It was in the low 90’s today in Anguin, CA where we planted this 95 gallon A.p. Fireglow. A 65 gallon A.p. Glowing Embers, 25 gallon Arbutus Marina, and 15 gallon A.p. Otto’s Dissectum went in a different section of the property. The plants look great and the new owner is thrilled.
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Monday, June 25, 2018
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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!