Monday, May 27, 2013

How this leads to that...

Normally  at this time of year, just as the the Panicum 'Sshenandoa' are visiable in the long brick planter , It's time for  the brass section , the  Euphorbias  that is , to stand down , I love the dramatic charteuse bracts as they slowly unfurl  in early spring. But by the end of May when eveything is filling in , I know it's it's time ...



What I had not planned on was this. I've dug all but one completly out. 


 
And all because It rained so much all week , the weight of the plums snapped this limb off . In a panic I visited my local nursery for advice . Their advice was basically not to worry about it ...no need to buy any first aid products .
 As I was there why not a stroll through the new plant selections , not intending to get anything ...oh no .

Four gallion pot of gorgeous Schefflera taiwaniana ! how could I not?

The plum tree...with Philips duck tape graft

9 comments:

  1. Ooh, I love the new Schefflera!

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    1. Heather, I'm slightly worried about it growing to 15'x15' , propagating material....

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  2. You know you'll get no argument from me, how could you not indeed?

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    1. Lori, I've seen that they have a few more for sale , the giant tree fern....$$$

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  3. Your poor Plum tree...I do hope it pulls through.

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    1. Scott, Dr. Phil's done a great job!

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  4. My wulfs are all flattened by the rain, but I've been avoiding the big cut-back. Hmmm...you've got me thinking: maybe a replacement that doesn't require all that effort.

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  5. Ricki, I've been having a Wulf culling for the same reason, Still have quite a few left !

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  6. Your Schefflera taiwaniana looks gorgeous there! The contrast of leaf texture and size with the Tetrapanax is way cool. Impulse buys are so much fun!

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