October 2012 News

Itea 'Saturnalia' has multiple color combinations on the plant at once.
October 31, 2012

Liquid Sunshine: Virginia Sweetspire, Itea virginica

            So fall color is variable, we get that. The weather is a big factor, soil chemistry and insect predation enter in and of course genetics have a say as well.  Just...
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October 25, 2012

Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Cream Ball’

I had a busy day today, starting with a drive through the rain to VanWilgen’s Nursery and Garden Center in Branford, where I was a clerk in the judging process of the...
The hedge is mostly dead wood along the sidewalk, a safety concern for pedestrians.
October 24, 2012
NOTICE: Beginning November 1, 2012, for safety and esthetic reasons, the overgrown hemlock hedges along the Prospect St face of Marsh Hall and Marsh Botanical Garden will be...
Our 3 foot Hydrangea 'Renhy' has four flower spikes with three different shades of white, rose and red.
October 22, 2012

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Renhy’

     The best time of year is a highly debatable concept.  Do you like the beach, the cooler weather, the floriferous spring, the Holidays, cookouts, water- or snow-skiing? ...
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October 22, 2012

Hakonechloa macra cultivars

For those of you living in the New Haven/southern Connecticut area, I’d like you to add the following items to your burgeoning social/gardening calendars. On Saturday,...
Seven-Sons Flower: Heptacodium micinoides
October 12, 2012

China Fir
(Cunninghamia lanceolata)

ID – Evergreen, needles spirally arranged, main axis standing out all around stem, those on underside turn upwards so they appear to spring from side, needles sharply pointed...