Tuesday, May 1, 2007

The brewery courtyard

In the courtyard of the brewery, where a lot of keg action takes place, there is this planter and also, not pictured, is a bench with planters on either side. It is super shady down here, so I was able to plant lots of really great woodland species last year. In the center is a Japanese Maple, Acer shirasawanum f. aureum. It was covered with aphids so we sprayed it, and I have a package of Lady bugs in our refrigerator to let loose in a couple of weeks...

Showing here is cimicifuga racemosa "brunette", Hakonechloa macra 'Aurea', Asarum europeum... and a huge leafed guy I am spacing on the name of right now (not gunnera). At the base of the tree is polygonatum humile, a dwarf variety (excellent plant) just poking out...

Adiantum pedatum, Maidenhair fern, which I LOVE, unfurling.

I gave a light feeding with Foxfarm's "Grow Big" liquid food. I love this company! Bob picked us up some copies of the keys to our community garden, so we're going to go check out our plot!


“All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of yesterday”

1 comment:

Xris said...

The big leaf looks like a Podophyllum.