The Rose of Sharon I moved last fall and for much of the winter and spring thought I had killed, is growing nicely now. I anticipate flowers this summer. Charlie agrees.
Sambucus nigra "Black Lace" is a pretty large shrub or small tree. It's an Elderberry. This shrub counts as ornamental as well as belonging in the orchard.
One ginkgo seed has sprouted. Of the couple dozen I planted last fall. Did an animal eat the others? Or slow. Or dead.
The neighbor's Ceanothus (California lilac) is in full bloom and humming with bees. Bumblebees, tiny pollinating bees, and honeybees. I was impressed. So I went to Tsugawa nursery mainly in hopes of finding a Ceanothus. Which I did, and planted reasonably near the beehive.
|Rose of Sharon|
|Sambucus nigra Black Lace|
|Ginkgo biloba seedling|
|Ceanothus and honeybees|