Look at those cones! Even though this is a large tree at maturity, it will be fun to see if we can get germination. If so maybe some bonsai work will be tried. These may be gifts to the offspring to bring these babies to maturity, a solemn task, offspring.
Recently the book “Down to Earth with Helen Dillon” was purchased and read, very enjoyable it was too. She had a chapter on dieramas, the angel’s fishing rod. She spoke of the difficulty of growing these. Being a taurus, that was the red flag being waved in my face, I must try and succeed to grow dieramas. This cultivar was described as being more upright, a trait appreciated here.
The coral colored quince is an early bloomer here and continues until June with loads of flowers. It is hoped that this mixture will supply some of the other shades of this beauty.
Twice before this story has been posted with disastrous spacing problems. The insertion of text and photo credits is partly to blame. The non Faire Garden pix are as follows: Abies and Helleborus-Wikipedia Commons, Dierama-Daniel Mosquin ubcbotanicalgarden.org, Bromus-tncweeds:ucdavis.edu/esadocs/.
Ready to start planting,