Summer Time Bring Work on Tropical and Sub-tropical Trees


Summer has come in with a roar and it is only May 25. Temperatures are reaching 100 degrees in my garden. Out come the tropical and sub-tropical trees. Today I visit several old friends and some of my favorite trees in the collection. Olives have brought me joy for over 15 years of collection work. My favorite composition contains two different olive varieties, it breaks some rules, but I enjoy to the setting greatly. It employees as California Lace Rock at the center which give the illusion of a massive trunk. The two olives move up behind the stone to form a single mass of foliage.

After over a decade of work the canopy is finally melding together to create a single composition as planned.

To day I started cleaning it up, removing old leathery leaves, crotch leaves. and cutting back supper strong top growth. I am working to create…

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