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Aesculus Glabra “Mt Airy” / Ohio Buckeye

Aesculus Glabra “Mt Airy” / Ohio Buckeye

The greenest green in the forest… Here’s an Ohio Buckeye I’ve been working with for over two years. I just finished the first styling, with wiring and leaf reduction to give it a graceful profile.This was a “found tree”– and it...

Chinese Evergreen Oak– a New Look

Spring growth reveals reddish-bronze foliage against the glossy green canopy A new introduction to North American gardens, this unusual oak, named “leaves like myrtle” for its waxy lanceolate foliage, remains evergreen. Wonderful spreading structure...
Bonsai Akira at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Bonsai Akira at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Balcony garden for a condominium features bonsai! The biggest garden show in the Western US was the venue for this presentation of a balcony garden designed by Bonsai Akira, featuring our own bonsai. Flowering shrubs and small garden trees were surrounded by blooming...

Bonsai Rhus aromatica– Fragrant Sumac

Structural interest meets color for four seasons of glory. This common shrub of the Midwest and Eastern forests has finally made it to the local nurseries. A favorite of mine since childhood, I was very excited to see it again. The spring growth is vibrant...
Acer palmatum “Aconitifolium”

Acer palmatum “Aconitifolium”

Fern-leafed Japanese Maple is a new star of my show! “Aconitifolium” is a relative newcomer, being a relative of “Viridis” and “Waterfall”, two of the weeping forms of Acer palmatum dissectum. Also known as “Peacock...