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Crape Myrtle has it all!

Crape Myrtle has it all!

Lagerstromeria wins for leaf color, summer blossoms, and structural growth. Crape Myrtle is a common choice for our Pacific Northwest gardens because of its vigor and beauty, especially in hot dry summer conditions. This cultivar is a crimson leafed variety developed...

Physocarpus — Diabolo — Native Ninebark

New spring foliage is a delight on this unusual cultivar. Ninebark is a favorite for Northwest gardens bacause it tolerates our wet winters–and dry summers! Dying back to th e ground in harsh weather, the shrub still comes back huge, topping ten feet in one or...
Shimpaku Juniper

Shimpaku Juniper

An unusual styling now has a container to match. New pottery from Portland ceramic artist Sherri Aytche has given me some impetus to revise the planting of some of my bonsai, including this Shimpaku Juniper, Juniperus sinensis. The sinuous lines are characteristic of...
Beech Forest is finally at its peak!

Beech Forest is finally at its peak!

Three trees do make a forest–it’s all in the perspective… The little forest of three beech trees, Fagus sylvatica, has reached maturity. Here it is shown with underplanting of Lady Mantle, supposedly a dwarf ground cover variety, but presently...
Bonsai Akira Aces Inspection!

Bonsai Akira Aces Inspection!

Here’s the Proof– New Shipping Certificates! Bonsai Akira Nuraery had its annual visit from the Oregon State Agriculture inspector today. Licence # 1039105 is in compliance with “best practices” for Oregon nurseries, as of May 12, 2017. Second...

Callery Pear Bonsai

Ornamental street tree makes beautiful bonsai specimen! The Callery Pear has become unfavored due to its adaptability in our North American environment. Native to Europe, it has been spread as seed on the wind, and is now found competing with our native cover....

American Mountain Ash–Sorbus americana

From ten feet to two feet in two years— This specimen was at the back of a nursery where it was growing into the gravel pavement. I pulled out the roots, up to ten feet long, and took it from ten feet to two feet high the first year. Here it is finally showing...
European Beech– Fagus sylvatica

European Beech– Fagus sylvatica

Spring growth glows on this beautiful tree! The Fagus sylvatica that I gave my husband a couple of years ago is showing its potential today, in early sunlight. Pottery by Larry Bruning of Bruning Pottery Studio, Snohomish, Washington. NOT FOR SALE