Pop Quiz Answers

A little later than I had hoped but here are the answers!  I definitely had a couple challenging ones up here, but kudos to all who tried!  Metasequoia glyptostroboides Dawn Redwood     Cryptomeria japonica Japanese Cedar Sequoiadendron giganteum Giant Sequoia Liquidambar styraciflua Sweetgum   Pesudotsuga menziesii Douglas Fir Tsuga canadensis Canadian Hemlock   Chamaecyparis pisifera plumosa […]

Spring cleaning

According to the calendar — and the redwing blackbirds — the pendulum between winter and summer has finally swung into spring. Huzzah! (Never mind next week’s forecast.) To celebrate, we did some extremely gratifying spring cleaning, starting with tidying under the benches of the propagation house (kind of like going through the closets at home […]

March ado

I’m not even going to bother go in search for spring outside today because it looks and feels too much like winter again. Blustery. Bitter cold. Snowy, even (though nothing compared to other parts of the country, so I’ll quit my complaining). The tug of war between winter and spring is still fierce — we’re […]

Pop Quiz!

Since Kris is off this week I decided I would double up on posts and change the format a little bit. Below are an assortment of cones (and one non conifer).  Can you give all 7 common names (or scientific for bonus points)?     Try to identify them all, and if you can’t; then […]