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Fresh New Growth---Yum!

Today as I was admiring the fresh new growth on my Japanese Maple and saw something disturbing.   The buds were just breaking open with our warming April weather, unfurling delicious colors that were vibrant with life.   183 more words


Scale Bugs

I had noticed some health issues with my sycamore that came out from Vancouver. I didn’t notice it having any insect or fungal problems last year, but it definitely does now – scale bugs! 361 more words


The Blushing Beauties of the Spring Garden

We expect the color blast in our spring garden to come from flowers – daffodils, tulips, bleeding heart and primroses  are just a few I am enjoying in my own garden right now. 483 more words


How To Choose a Magnolia?

There is no spring without magnolias.
Magnolias are ancient plants and they were used in traditional Asian medicine.
Evergreen or deciduous? Which one should you choose? 179 more words


Red and yellow and ....

In the US, they call it leaf peeping, in Japan, momijigari. It’s when people flock to parts of the country to see leaves change colour in autumn.



So it’s getting a bit colder, a bit rainier. The trees are looking a bit bare. I’m heading off to Asia for most of this month, so it’s probably going to look a whole lot different when I get back, and the cold has (potentially) really set in. 14 more words


Spring Tree Order

So this year, given the move and drastic change in zone, I am anticipating a lot of tree death. Before I get into my tree order though, I want to emphasize that I don’t WANT my trees to die, but after talking to various people regarding the challenges of growing in this zone, it does appear that it will likely happen. 383 more words