Sunday, February 12, 2012
Is taking off in this tree pot-based Restricted Drainage Container Garden. Since the one I saw at Peter Beales' nursery and in Bill Grant's garden were huge husky semi-climbers, I need to choose carefully where I will bury the pot. I'm leaning towards it going due west of the fish pond so that it can fill that whole bed if need be. The new growth is uncannily glossy. A shame I can't find the photo I took two days ago!
Friday, February 10, 2012
Today I cut back my young but thriving own root 'Baronne Prevost' in a buried Water Wise Container Garden and stuck the cuttings. Next I feed and DEEP water it in an effort to grow a bushier frame of canes. Tomorrow I will do the same with "Morrocan Rose", 'Louise Odier', "Jo Ann's Pink Perpetual" from Denver's Fairmount Cemetery, 'Graham Thomas' and "Fairmount Red". In six weeks or so I should see evidence of how effective these steps were.