Monday, October 15, 2018

Pruning Party

This Saturday afternoon, the 20th, Wildwood will offer a workshop on pruning and shaping trees.  The focus will be on Japanese maples, but the principles transfer to ginkgo, dogwood, and conifers.

The first part of the workshop will be a tour of larger trees in the nursery.  Studying mature trees is very helpful when deciding how to shape a younger tree.

The second part of the workshop will be a democratic effort to prune a 25 gallon forest green maple.  The tree is very dense and twiggy now.  Hopefully it will be airy and beautiful after the haircut!

The last part of the workshop will be a discussion of container grown plants with particular focus on root pruning.

707.833.1161 to sign up!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Gold Ginkgo

Ginkgo trees are ancient beings that add sophistication and diversity to any garden.

New dwarf varieties are specifically adapted for smaller spaces.  A Gnome can reach three feet tall while a Chi Chi will grow to a handsome twelve feet.  These dwarfs are grafted varieties; no female seed pods polluting the airspace.  While they look cute, they are also tough plants.

Wildwood has the smallest dwarfs in one gallon containers, great for gifts and beginning gardeners.  Larger dwarfs make instant impacts in gardens that need a focal plant.