Some readers have been asking me to see examples of my Dragon-Eye Pine Tree, and how I have been pruning it. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m new to Niwaki pruning, and have been learning over the past 2 years. But some photo’s may be useful to newbie Niwaki-ers. Below I’ve laid out [ Read More ]
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Back in 2009, I was first establishing my garden, and had laid out the basic landscape for my soon to grow Garden. In 2012, I’m beginning to see the first examples ‘flowers’, from my plantings. I have to say things are coming along nicely. My “French Sensation” Lilac, is a plant/tree/bush I definitely have a [ Read More ]
Regular readers know I planted a Japanese Red Pine “Dragon Eye” two years ago. In the intervening time, I’ve been trying to figure out the correct Pruning methods to make a nice Japanese “Niwaki” Tree. Meaning, open hard pruned branches, and a trunk that moves in interesting ways. The whole point is to make the [ Read More ]
My Louise Odier Rose Bush (David Austen Roses) is now into it’s second year. I planted it Bare Root, and now it is getting along well. It is not as fragrant as I would have expected from the descriptions. But it may be due to it’s age / soil / health. Hardiness: We’ve had -20C [ Read More ]