28 Dec 2012

The ‘Must Have’ List: Part the First

abies concolor blue cloakAfter falling hard and heavy for the species Abies concolor over the past winter holiday [it was the first fresh cut tree for me in over forty years!] I decided I wanted to have one growing in the garden, the only problem being, how does one add a tree of this size to an already densely planted postage stamp sized lot? Why, cut down the slowly dying Salix integra ‘Hakuro Nishiki’ standard of course! Its not bloody rocket science you know! I was thrilled to discover Abies concolor ‘Blue Cloak,’ a sublime weeping form that attains a mature height of 3m by 1.5m – the perfect size for a smaller property!

Abies_concolor_Blue_Cloak-5 Luckily for me, one of my trusted ‘suppliers’ [sounds like I’m an addict of sort, does it not!] of the rare, the beautiful and the unusual has it in his inventory for 2013 and had sequestered one aside for me! One down, three to go!


Gardenbug said...

I bet I know his name! ;)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hey ... I am looking for a "dainty" sized beauty such as this .. I'll be watching yours? now!
Remember I am the one that did a Bonsai of an Austrian Pine and it is still thriving 10 years later .. even if I call it my Charlie Brown tree .. I consider the experiment a success!
Joy ;-)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

PS .. I just saw a wonderful picture of it on Plant Lust site .. it made me want to HUG it for a very long time ... so that could be a problem for me .. the hugging part, that is?LOL