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At 157.8 feet, Vaden said he is confident the maple, which he named “Humboldt Honey,” is the tallest in the United States. After networking with other researchers, he also thinks it might be the tallest maple in the world. The tall tale of ‘Humboldt Honey’
A neighbor recently asked me to evaluate his pine trees. Two Austrian Pine trees flank his driveway and one was suffering significant needle loss as compared to the other. Upon investigation I discovered that the failing tree had eight inches of mulch at its base completely covering the root flare of the trunk where as [...]
We arrived at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge at 7:30 a.m. As soon as we got out of the car we started spotting birds. With this being my first birding trip I was eager to get spotting and recording just...
Tomorrow my son Parker and I will be going on our first guided birding outing. We will be leaving the house early and meeting at a friends home. Our friend Dave and his wife Yvonne will be guiding us on...
Readers, greenspade has suffered a serious failure. Will be building the database back up slowly. Don’t mind the dust and thanks for you patience.
(l?n’t?-s?l’) Raised pore on the surface of bark, which provides access for air to the inner tissues. image source: wlcutler
Heuchera ‘Midnight Rose’ is a sport of Heuchera ‘Obsidian’. This selection has the same deep black-purple leaves as ‘Obsidian’ but with bright pink variegation that emerges in spring. As the season progresses the variegation increases in surface area and then lightens to a pale creamy pink. As with all Heuchera they are easy to grow [...]
According to a press release from the National Green Centre, Michael Dirr’s Tree and Shrub Finder, is making it’s way to the iPhone in January! Join Dr. Michael A. Dirr at the 2011 National Green Centre, Jan 9-10 in St. Louis, MO, as he unveils Dirr’s Tree and Shrub Finder. See it on the runway of [...]
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Proper selection of a plant for given site conditions is critical. It is more important than your ability to prune, harvest, or mulch. All too often a plant is chosen on its look or size in the nursery. Just because that Colorado Spruce looks great in the pot at the nursery doesn’t mean you should [...]
Perennial. Low growing, (4 to 6in.) spreading, succulents with rosettes of fleshy leaves in shades of crimson and green. Grown for the interesting plant appearance since flowers are inconspicuous. Used primarily in rock gardens and containers. Numerous varieties are propagated primarily by offsets. Easy to grow in full sun. Drought tolerant once established. Hardy to [...]
Branches, secondary. Never directly from the trunk but from other branches.
Montezuma Pine, is a species of conifer that is native to Mexico and Central America, where it is commonly known as Ocote. The tree grows about 100 feet high and its canopy can reach 35-40 feet wide; occasionally it may reach a height of 130 feet. Its rounded crown is complimented by the slightly drooping needles. [...]
A corymb is similar to a panicle with the same branching structure, but with the lower flowers having longer stems, thus creating a flatter top.
‘Satomi’ Dogwood is a pink-flowered variety of the Korean Dogwood. This slow growing deciduous tree has a rounded form with beautiful horizontal branching. Deep pink flowers emerge in late spring, often later than other dogwood varieties and are followed by large red fruit. Fall color is orange-red. The deep green leaves often have [...]
A soil sample can help you best determine if your soils are deficient or in excess of several essential nutrients. With that knowledge you can determine if any fertilization is necessary and exactly what you need to apply. This helps over fertilizing, one of the largest causes of water pollution. Soil samples can be used [...]
When to Prune Hibiscus Hibiscus pruning generally occurs during spring. Hibiscus plants can be lightly pruned in late summer or early fall, take caution to not prune hibiscus in late fall or winter. Late season pruning will affect the amount of new growth, hibiscus bloom on new wood this late pruning will limit blossoms the [...]
The Green Giant Arborvitae (Thuja standishii x plicata) is a fast growing evergreen tree. At maturity this narrow, pyramidal growing conifer will reach 40-50 feet tall and 10-15 feet wide. Often utilized as a screening tree, to block unwanted views, dampen sound and serve as a windbreak. Green Giant Arborvitae is widely adaptable to varying [...]
The Muscadine grape (Vitis rotundifolia) is a species native to the southeast region of the United States. Muscadines have been under cultivation for hundreds of years. Being native to the southeast they are adapted to warm and rather humid climates, making them ideal for planting where the climate does not produce favorable chilling hours required [...]
Butternut also commonly known as white walnut or oilnut is a deciduous tree native to the eastern U.S. and southeast Canada. The rounded topped canopy of this species of walnut reaches 40-60′ in height and 30-50′ wide. Light gray ridged and furrowed bark. Leaves are dark green, alternate, pinnately compund 10-20″ long comprised of 11 to [...]