Monthly Archives: January 2015

Red Maple “The Native”

Red MapleThe native Red Maple is very diverse and has many cultivars because of this multiplicity in its gene which allows it to ranges from Canada through the southern states. From east and west it runs from the plans to the coast. The diversities of this plant can be seen as it grows from the low swamps to the rocky out crops of Missouri.
Because of the range of habitat of this tree it can grow in the moist area of the yard as well as dryer sites. While growing in dryer areas however the roots tend to come to the surface and can give rise to some problems as the tree matures. Continue reading

PLANTS FOR THE CURE

PLANTS FOR THE CURE
In the past years there have been many gardens of pink to honor the lives of Breast Cancer victims however a few breeders and growers have stepped up to give gardeners a some impressive plants for the foundation.
As we all know Breast Cancer has been a devastating disease in the past half century. Every family that not been effected in some way by this disease. Breast cancer has been the most published form of cancer. It has been the not talked about problem facing American women. I 16 copy Continue reading

Snow Drops

SnowdropsOn a dull cloud covered rainy winter day I noticed that the Snowdrops ‘Galanthus nivalis’ that I planted 20 years ago were coming up and starting to bloom. This is in contrast to last year as they waited until it was February before they poked the little heads out of the ground to bloom and announcing that spring was coming. Continue reading