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Kazakhstan remembered

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Kazakhstan remembered

Great Fritillary on Azure Teasel (Dipsacus azureus) Politics were not the reason we came to Kazakhstan this year. Last year Plant Select sent the two of us to reconnoiter the Altai and Tien Shan, and we returned with enough tales and pictures to inspire a collecting trip this year. August and September turned out to be the perfect season for the widest spectrum of germplasm and we were surprised...

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Trip van Winkle...

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Trip van Winkle...

Capacious east-west terrace in front of Orangerie So I'm gone for a few weeks and I come back to a new office, a whole new greenhouse complex, a new Marnie's  Pavilion and fabulous plaza all planted, the Orangerie brimming with wonderful combinations of plants in elegant pots, the new Terrace off to the West overlooking the big waterlily pond and new Plant Select garden bristling with Salvia darcyi buzzing with hummingbirds...and...

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Plant Select and hummingbirds

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Plant Select and hummingbirds

Who isn't entranced by hummingbirds? This picture was taken and e-mailed to me recently by a visiting nurseryman, Erbin Baumgardner, last month in our new Darlene Radichel Plant Select Garden. You can still find hummingbirds buzzing the various Salvias and Agastaches in this garden almost any day of the week...and I've been thinking.

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Orostachys: living jade for the garden

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Orostachys: living jade for the garden

Orostachys spinosa in a troughYou know you have succeeded when you are copied: this picture (or something like it) has shown up in books, in nursery catalogues, on advertising flyers and in other people's talks: people just love the way the gray trough seems to morph into these gnarly, symmetrical globules of succulence. So they steal my image and use it without permission...(I admit I am flattered...).  Where is the...

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