I'll be doing a quick tutorial on Spring pruning pretty soon, but had to throw this in for a chuckle.


Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’

It's been way too long since I last wrote a blog post, so I'm going to ease back into it slowly. With this: I was at the Nursery looking for who knows what when I spied this amazing specimen. It's Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide', a fall-winter blooming camellia, which, like most camellias, really likes our climate. … Continue reading Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’

Propagating Your Favourite Shrubs

I read an article the other day about propagating shrubs from ¬†softwood cuttings, which inspired me to have a go. I have two Sambucus¬†nigras-- a 'Black Lace' and a 'Black Beauty'. The 'Black Beauty' has been wonderful--dark foliage, a lovely shape, and beautiful umbrella-like pink flowers in the late spring. 'Black Lace' should be the … Continue reading Propagating Your Favourite Shrubs