Friday, June 14, 2013

A Buchholz Beauty Pageant

This week's blog is short on verbiage, which might be the weakest aspect to my game anyway. I won't describe plants or proffer any knowledge. In fact the blog is a contest, sort of, and you might turn out to be the winner.

We are almost half way through the calendar year, and I pause to reflect on the amazing floral treasures I have seen. Besides photos from my nursery, I have travelled to Washington, California and western Oregon, visiting nurseries, home-owner gardens and impressive arboreta. Many of the plant encounters have been photographed, even though they will likely never have any commercial application. I came, I saw...I recorded. I have gathered my favorites from the last four months, which I think is a little over 100.

Ultimately I have my favorite. What is yours, if any? You are encouraged to vote for one (only!). If you select the same as me, you will receive for free a 16" x 24" print, mounted beautifully on a bamboo board, totally ready for hanging. If more than one of you choose my favorite, I will randomly select one to receive the prize. If no one likes my favorite, I will randomly choose an entrant and send your favorite.

You may cast your vote at info (at) buchholznursery (dot) com, not as a comment on this blog. If you do not win, you can order your favorite at $269, or for that matter, any photo from our entire web site. I have a number of them in the office and at home, and they really pop off from the walls.

Contest closes at 4pm, Friday, June 21, 2013. Good Luck.

Abies pinsapo 'Horstmann'

Acer palmatum 'Tsuma gaki'

Gunnera chilensis

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Lightning'

Quercus agrifolia

Cymbidium species

Pinus parviflora 'Tanima no yuki'

Quercus robur 'Concordia'

Rhododendron irroratum 'Polka Dot'

Rhododendron roxieanum var. roxieanum

Ribes speciosum

Pinus coulteri

Matucana aurantiaca

Globularia cordifolia

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Nidifera'

Acer shirasawanum 'Moonrise'

Acer palmatum 'Mikawa nishiki'

Camellia 'Black Opal'

Daphne odora 'Alba'

Gaultheria pseudonotabilis

Helleborus 'Golden Sunrise'

Magnolia hypoleuca

Nolina parryi

Opuntia species

Pinus ponderosa 'King Cone'

Rhododendron molle ssp. molle

Sciadopitys verticillata 'Mr. Happy'

Acer palmatum 'Japanese Princess'

Asarum splendens

Cyperus papyrus

Grevillea robusta

Magnolia kobus var. loebneri 'Spring Snow'

Primula species

Rhododendron macabeanum

Salvia apiana

Scilla peruviana

Acer pictum 'Peve Multicolor'

Asarum caulescens

Cornus alternifolia 'Saya'

Acer palmatum 'Taylor'

Echinocactus grusonii

Euphorbia tirucalli

Gunnera manicata

Hosta 'Medusa'

Paeonia 'Coral Charm'

Pinus roxburghii

Rhododendron 'Primitive Beauty'

Sinocalycanthus chinensis

Rhododendron schlippenbachii

Acer palmatum 'Snow Kitten'

Calocedrus decurrens 'Berrima Gold'

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Moonshine'

Corylopsis spicata 'Golden Spring'

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

Meconopsis 'Lingholm'

Eucalyptus deglupta

Rhododendron campanulatum ssp. aeruginosum

Rhododendron nuttallii

Pinus thunbergii

Passiflora caerulea

Magnolia 'Sayonara'

Lamium orvala 'Silva'

Erythrina acanthocarpa

Disporum cantoniense 'Night Heron'

Bismarckia nobilis

Acer palmatum 'Summer Gold'

Camellia japonica 'Kujaku tsubaki'

Dracaena draco

Enkianthus campanulatus 'Showy Lantern'

Acer palmatum 'Ariadne'

Dryopteris wallichiana

Helleborus hybridus '#103'

Magnolia 'Caerhay's Belle'

Acer palmatum 'Ogi tsuma gaki'

Kalanchoe tetraphylla

Puya alpestris

Rhododendron basilicum

Acer palmatum 'Iijima sunago'

Rhododendron indicum 'Kinu no hikari'

Podophyllum pleianthum

Notocactus magnificus

Acanthus 'Whitewater'

Equisetum hyemale

Geranium 'Midnight Reiter'

Helleborus hybridus '#108'

Acer palmatum 'Chuguji'

Echium wildprettii

Daphniphyllum himalaense ssp. macropodum 'Yellow-White'

Epiphyllum 'Hot 'N Spicy'

Acer sterculiaceum 'Joseph's Coat'

Acer palmatum 'Spring Delight'

Parakmeria yunnanensis

Papaver species

Rhododendron excellens

Rhododendron orbiculare ssp. cardiobasis

Acer palmatum 'Rainbow'

Alchemilla alpina

Camellia 'Waterlily'

Crinum 'White Queen'

Acer palmatum 'Ikandi'

Helleborus hybridus '#106'

Magnolia 'Elizabeth'

Paeonia 'Border Charm'

Acer pictum 'Usugumo'

Paeonia 'Erika'

Mahonia gracilipes

Bromelia balansae 'Heart of Flame'

Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'

Adiantum venustum

Aloe dichotoma

Agave parryi var. truncata

Xanthorrhoea quadrangulata

Remember: select one plant only by sending your choice to info (at) buchholznursery (dot) com, by Friday, June 21, 2013. The winner will be announced the following Monday.

I like all of them, Talon

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