I took photos of my Prunus mume var. kobai I’m growing out in my bonsai garden this morning:
And, if anyone ever wondered if the blooms close at night here you go:
I found this at a local store for $80. When I removed it from it’s pot I found the roots had shown evidence that some very large roots had made there way out of the bottom of the pot into the ground. I did some intense root pruning and also chopped the trunk. Here’s to experimentation!
I grew up in upstate New York and this weeping mulberry was planted by my great grandfather. My grandparents were very garden savvy and probably part of the reason why I love plants so much.
I found this azalea about 5 years ago and never committed to memory what kind it was. I suspect it was an Encore. I attempted to grow some azaleas including this one in a raised bed but all of them came down with root rot even though I felt the soil wasn’t staying too wet nor too alkaline. So far azaleas have been the only type of plant that has made me overly frustrated with how difficult they seem to be.