Floral Design forum: Winter Wonderland

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Name: Candee Gaye
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haighr
Jan 27, 2011 12:51 PM CST
Well after about 7" of snow, the garden is really "snowed under"
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Wouldn't this corkscrew willow in the snow make a great 1000 piece puzzle?
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Name: Annie
Western WA Zone USDA 7b
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Poochella
Jan 30, 2011 10:24 PM CST
I never get tired of fresh fallen snow photos! WA, despite the predictions for a harsh La Nina winter, has had a sorry lack of snow this winter. The corkscrew willow is fabulous and I have to ask how old/tall/wide it is? That should be a staple in any cutting garden.

What's the building with all the windows?
Annie
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Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
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haighr
Feb 1, 2011 6:33 PM CST
Believe it or not, I started several corkscrew willows from 12" sticks that I bought at a local garden show. Rooted them in water and away they went. The one in the photo is so large that the root system is now tearing up our driveway. I just stuck it there in lousy fill dirt from our garage and it loves it. It is easy 30' and the trunk is massive. We have to take 8" limbs off when then start to hang over the drive. Steve makes walking sticks from it.
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I have another that I plopped in my sun garden and it is about 20 + feet as well. Only drawback is they are quite dirty with the neverending leaves.
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Name: Annie
Western WA Zone USDA 7b
Relax. It's only a small setback.
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Poochella
Feb 4, 2011 8:43 AM CST
The Corkscrew Willow sounds like my kind of plant/tree. Awesome carving by your DH too.
Annie
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Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
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haighr
Feb 4, 2011 5:12 PM CST
Thanks, if you want some I have plenty. All you have to do it recut what I send you and root it in water and then plop in the ground? If you want cmail your addy! I will cut you some new in the spring if you just keep reminding me, you know, retired and the memory goes Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Annie
Western WA Zone USDA 7b
Relax. It's only a small setback.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Poochella
Feb 5, 2011 8:44 PM CST
I will indeed keep that in mind ( as long as I can LOL.) It seems like I bought some curly willow one year, but I managed to kill it off somehow. If it enjoys lousy soil, that's one thing I can accommodate easily! Thanks for the offer.
Annie
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Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, done that!
Charter ATP Member Peonies Ferns Gardens in Buckets Hostas Lilies
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haighr
Feb 6, 2011 7:02 PM CST
I have plenty to go round and it does love crummy soil. I can't believe how huge the one at the driveway has become. Only problem is the droppings of the leaves and curly sticks when the wind blows.
“If you feel you’re being picked on, you should talk to the flowers in my garden!” ~ cgl
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Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
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soilsandup
Feb 8, 2011 1:03 AM CST
Happy Chinese New Year, Candee and Poochella. Have been meaning to bring something in to the Burning Pickle - need to get a move on it.

Great winter photos...I have a curly willow once - also rooted from a twig from an arrangement. I plopped it temporarily in my vegetable planted, left it there for two years, got to about 4 feet, and I dug it out with the intention of potting it in a large pot and try to keep the size to a reasonable size that way. Totally forgot to plant it, and it eventually died. I have not bought another arrangement in the last 5 years since I started my own yard of cut flowers. Too cheap Rolling on the floor laughing

So, I'll take a couple of small twigs too if you get around to cutting a few.

And Candee, how wonderful that you get to retire and have all the time in the world to do exactly what you want!!



Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
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soilsandup
Feb 8, 2011 1:06 AM CST
Almost forgot - I am moving my bed of bilbergia from my backyard to the front where I have gotten rid of my lawn. Either of you want some? It is probably not winter hardy outside in Maryland, but maybe it will survive in Washington?

Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, done that!
Charter ATP Member Peonies Ferns Gardens in Buckets Hostas Lilies
Vegetable Grower Tropicals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Echinacea Daylilies Hummingbirder
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haighr
Feb 9, 2011 6:42 AM CST
Diane, just remind me about the willow, you know how forgetful I can be. In the spring I will do some cuttings for both of you.
Thanks for the offer of bilbergia but I don't have room to over winter anything.
Yes retirement is great, I am loving every minute of it and it is winter for heavens sake! Can't imagine having spring and summer to do as I please, bring it on I am ready!!!
“If you feel you’re being picked on, you should talk to the flowers in my garden!” ~ cgl
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