[gardeners] New trees

David G. Smith (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 13 Apr 1999 21:29:33 -0400

We went to yet another nursery, and came home with and Abies pinsapo
'Glauca' -- Blue spanish fir.  It's a sort of odd looking thing, but
Marjorie said she wanted it, and they told us it grew slowly, and not too
big, so we got it.  I'm pretty sure it'll be the only one in the
neighborhood.  The big AHS book says it tolerates dry, alkaline soil --
ours is clayey and I think tends to the acid side -- I wonder if that's a

We also got a weeping cherry.  They're really common around here, but I
like them.  We did get a white one instead of the really common pink.  The
bottom of this one has really pretty, shiny red-brown bark, too.  It'll go
over by the tree peonies.

A most pleasant evening!