The 2017 catalog is on its way! View it online here
Dear Friends and Fellow Gardeners,
On these lovely, soft grey days, as I walk through the nursery enjoying the structure of the trees and the restful quiet of dormancy, I dream of the glorious colors of spring. Beginning with the slightest swelling of the bud and the shiny bark, barely containing the desire to push out as the sap begins to flow. Wait, wait the tree must wait until the time is right.
Could my memories be tricking me? Could they possibly be so beautiful? And so I wait. I will try not to anticipate or rush through the process but rather savor each day bringing a new emergence, immersing myself in the process of spring.
The 2017 catalog will soon arrive in your mailbox with all of the promise of spring. To sneak a peek of spring see our catalog online. We have some beautiful new trees to share with you this year. Acer palmatum ‘Sir Happy’ is the tiniest of all dwarfs we have ever seen and is incredibly cute. Acer palmatum ‘Radiant’ is definitely the most beautiful variegate we have seen for some time. Acer Shirasawanum ‘Green Snowflake’ is beautiful tree for any garden, small intricate leaves and strong open structure, an excellent addition for colder climates. Acer circinatum ‘Garden Glory’ is another great addition for colder climates with glorious glowing orange in the spring.
We continue to grow as a family and a business with the marriage of Corinne and my son Ian. They are beautiful together and bring an incredible vibrant new addition to the business. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area be looking for Ian and Corinne at your local farmers market with all of our beautiful trees. Sign up with your email address on our website and we will let you know when we are coming to your neighborhood. We can also let you know of the arrival of new trees and events at the nursery.
Gardeners are very fortunate indeed. We connect and participate in the process of life. Celebrate each piece of the process from seed to fruit, budbreak through dormancy, we circle the sun again.
Enjoy your trees, Tricia
The World’s Alright
Be honest, kindly simple and true; Seek good in all, scorn but pretence; Whatever sorrow come to you, Believe in Life’s Beneficence!
The World’s alright; serene I sit, And cease to puzzle over it. There’s much that’s mighty strange, no doubt; But nature knows what she’s about; And in a million years or so We’ll know more than today we know. Old Evolution’s underway— What ho! The World’s alright, I say.
Robert W. Service Published 1915