2013 Virtual Tour of Crataegus Bonsai
It’s been a year since sharing photos of my yard. The moss garden, which definitely takes a pause in the full sun here in Portland, Oregon, USA, is taking off again now with the helpful rains. It has a bald spot in the middle where I originally had a nice crop of Kinnikinnick growing, but it turned out to be a haven for weeds. So now the moss is colonizing that area.
Otherwise, there is only one thing blooming on the accent bench this late in the year, a Birdsfoot Violet. And fall color is just beginning to show up on the deciduous trees. Enjoy!
Studio with primer on the trim…thinking of a dark brown for those areas so it recedes a bit. I think the white is too zingy. Yes? No? Moss garden in front with a moss-less spot in the middle. A work in progress…
Left to right: Mountain hemlock, Shore pine, Mountain hemlock. Pots. Concrete block. Gravel… Sword fern to the lower left.
Juniper with temporary angled support built by the incredibly handy Troy Cardoza. Younger conifers in training on the left.
More benches of conifers.
The accent plant corner this fall.
Japanese maple in the background that has been in full sun all year and is beginning to think of fall.
A mass of Japanese maples with an air-layer floating off to the mid-left. This area will be a series of terraced benches by next year.
Residents of the greenhouse: Cuttings and recently collected trees.
The lone blooming accent plant, Birdsfoot Violet, courtesy Greg Brenden. Lovely little thing, isn’t it? The thread-like leaves are as charming as the blossoms.