Thursday, August 25, 2011

Nice combination at the top of China Valley

Jasminum officinale 'Fiona Sunrise', Patrinia scabiosafolia, and Ceratostigma plumbaginoides are coexisting agreeably below the nodding culms of one of our "contained" bamboos. This is thanks to our recent rains and the earlier efforts of our Volunteers. Several months ago they attacked this area which had been a confused collection of weeds and overgrown accessioned plants held together by hundreds of seedling Patrinias. I didn't give much direction and, as I expected, they did an outstanding job of weeding, transplanting, pruning, and general grooming. This week is the payoff.

Today only Betty and Eugenia came in and they were forced out by the weather but we got a good bit done along this same stretch of trail.

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