Our small grove of Bald Cypress, 6 years old, is just coming into its own.
December 12, 2012

Taxodium distichum and Acer palmatum

Most of the leaves have fallen, but there are an amazing number of ‘hangers-on,’ including our two plants this week. I was remarking recently about the late leaf drop this...
December 11, 2012
One of our fine old Purple-leafed Beech trees has declined to the point that removal is necessary. This tree, overhanging the parking lot to Marsh Hall, has been in decline...
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...
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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,...