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Nichols Garden Nursery, Albany, OR.l
14 February 2018
22 January 2018
|Hamamelis japonica arborea|
blooming on Shaw Island
anno twenty January 2018.
Anyone who thinks gardening
begins in the spring and ends in the fall
is missing the best part of the whole year;
for gardening begins in January
with the dream!
07 January 2018
|Fresh seeds wrapped in handmade packets for the new year.|
For an early seed sowing trick listed below, there are some
packets of seeds kept dry inside two large jars
at the Gatehouse Seed Shed, Squaw Bay Road,
Shaw Island, USDA Zone 8b. Stop by.
Listed here is a great winter-seed-sowing trick for your upcoming summer garden. With some recycled milk or water jugs to act as mini greenhouses, cozy beds can be made for seeds to germinate and harden-off at their leisure, outside! Of course, Shaw Island seeds are healthy, happy, and most agreeable.
Here's a link here
25 December 2017
13 December 2017
"From December to March, there are for many of us,
three gardens––the garden outdoors, the garden of pots
and bowls in the house, and the garden of the mind's eye."
Kathryn S. White
01 December 2017
|Aged Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) |
lost in the wind off Broken Point,
Shaw Island, WA.
Let all planning ahead be for your plants; a year ahead for annuals, two years ahead for biennials [such as the strong, beautiful Shaw Island Foxgloves], an indefinite number of years ahead for the trees. Never take the 'I shan't see it' attitude. By exercising a little vision you will come to realize that the tree, which has a possible future, perhaps a great one, may be more important than yourself nearing your end. So it's worth thinking more about the tree and giving it a good start in life in the right position than about yourself, except in so far it is a great delight to see the tree responding and developing under your sympathetic treatment."Christopher Lloyd, The Adventurous Gardener.
|Anno one December 2017|
Here comes Neil just in time to fill in some slack
with a new Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum.)
The giant Sequoia is the world's largest living thing by volume.
The oldest known giant Sequoia, based on ring count, is
3,500 years. This tree is a very popular ornamental tree and is
successfully grown in the PNW, SE Australia, New Zealand,
central-southern Chile, west and southern Europe and
going strong on Shaw Island, San Juan archipelago.
Shaw Island has lost many large trees in the last year,
let's be planting!