Monday, July 21, 2008
At my nursery we have a nice planting in front of the office. Here you can see Cordyline Torbay Dazzler. The plant just gets better and better. We have also started working with a line of Colocasias called the 'Royal Hawaiian' series. The variety you see here is called Blue Hawaii , one of my favorites. At maturity Blue Hawaii will get leaves that are 18" x 24" long.
Friday, July 18, 2008
I recently made a trip up to the Smith River in Del Norte County. We stumbled upon a serpentine botanical area that had many unique and relatively rare plants. We saw the Bolander's lily and small flowering variety with peach red blooms. We also saw the carnivorous cobra lily growing in serpentine seeps. And finally the native western azalea was in full bloom around every corner. It is nice to see these botanical treasures that most gardeners covet and wish they could grow in their own gardens.