Rock Garden Quarterly Spring 2012 - (Page 165)

Opposite: Aconitum 'Red Wine' is one of the intriguing climbing monkshoods Plants that dazzled me in 2011 Grahame Ware Life wouLdn’t be worth living if it wasn’t for the beauty of plants – both foliage and flower. It seemed that 2011 was the best year in quite some time. It had been two years since I established a garden here at Yellow Point (on the east coast of Vancouver Island) and plants will take at least that much time to get into the groove. It has been a struggle adjusting to my sandstone woodlands. Besides just out-and-out bullwork (removing sandstone, wheelbarrow after wheelbarrow), the principal amendments required are composted fir bark (two years) and mineral-rich, coarse sand. On the other hand, I had my first greenhouse to work with and this proved to be quite a boon. Cotoneaster ‘Straight Up’ After 10 years of nurturing this and moving it from the harsh clime of the North Okanagan to Yellow Point and moving it again from its first location here, my patience and intuition of its cultural requirements was rewarded with the first flowers and, naturally, the first berries. I had collected seed of this plant in China in September 2000 at the Cotoneaster 'Straight Up' Plants that Dazzled me in 2011 165

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rock Garden Quarterly Spring 2012

Geoffrey Charlesworth Writing Prize
2011 Photo Contest Winners
2012 Photo Contest Announcement
Seven Unheralded Axioms of Rock Gardening
Rock Gardening from Scratch: Vegetative Propagation - Understanding Cuttings
Newfoundland's Southern Limestone Barrens
William J. Dress, 1918-2011
DNA and the Changing Names of Plants ... and Making Sense of the Dicots
Jennings Prairie
Carl Gehenio, 1922-2011
Rock Gardening Roots
Plants that Dazzled me in 2011
Phipps Conservatory
Rock and Ink Struck into Flowers - A Response
Bulletin Board
2012 - Eastern Study Weekend: October, Pittsburgh - Registration form and details

Rock Garden Quarterly Spring 2012