Hello everyone; once again it is I, Chess the purebred border collie, here to bring you the latest news from our garden, though today we have something rather special, instead of the usual stuff about wind. You may remember me from such riveting posts as “Again, A Crisis” and “Fly Away Home”, among so many, many others.
Here I am in a characteristic pose. If I look happy, it’s because I am. The guy I live with came back home to see me. The guy I live with left me alone today, for a couple of hours (seemed like forever, though), because he insisted he needed more Cupressus montana for the Baja California Garden. I didn’t know we had one. He went to Timberline Gardens to get the cypresses.
Here they are. Some botanists want to call them Cupressus arizonica var. montana, which he says takes all the fun out of it. I’m checking the labels, here. He also took some pictures. He says greenhouses are very nice at this time of year. I wouldn’t know, because I had to stay home.
Then he went into one of the greenhouses out in back. You might be able to see what caught his eye immediately, but he took another picture before he walked up to the cypresses, of things off to the right.
This, below, is what caught his eye. Cupressus arizonica ‘Fandango’, raised by Allan Taylor. The pictures don’t do justice to this beauty. The branches are flat, like an arbor vitae or something. But bluer.
A manzanita in flower.Off to another greenhouse. The guy I live with said all this area needed was some old cowboy boots hanging from one of the posts. And maybe a shovel. In this greenhouse, Juniperus communis ‘Motherlode’, with its winter color. Seriously. The guy I live with didn’t buy one, and he doesn’t know why.
Okay, well, that’s it. The guy I live with is home, home, home, and I’m very happy. I have an important matter to attend to, and I hope you enjoyed the pictures.
Until next time, then.