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Quercus castaneifolia

For some time I have been interested in and puzzled by Quercus castaneifolia, because in Mallet Court Nursery I have observed two distinct forms.

Posted Wednesday, 6 December 2017 - 3:45pm in James Harris's blog
Bruce Bacon

I first met Bruce Bacon in 1984, and since then and through his Garden Farme, I learned about soils, fruits, salads, vegetables, organics, permaculture, sustainable ag, arbor care, tree propagation, prairie restoration, forest management, wetland preservation, weeding, mulching, woodchipping, landscaping, woodstove heating, bee keeping, domestic geese, sandhill cranes, the I-Ching, cooperatives, collaboratives, allies, CSA's, resistance, revolution, kitchen table philosophy... and the list goes on.

Posted Saturday, 2 December 2017 - 11:09am in Dan Keiser's blog

In August 2017, during a visit to Vancouver, British Columbia, I was able to visit an experimental plantation of Garry oak (Quercus garryana) at the University of British Columbia. 

Posted Friday, 13 October 2017 - 11:53am in Roderick Cameron's blog

I have always suspected that there was a secret hawthorn society hiding within the IOS.

Posted Tuesday, 10 October 2017 - 11:46am in Charles Snyers d'Attenhoven's blog

Here in Finland we have short summers and long winters. Our domestic trees can get ready for the winter by stopping growing early enough. But if we try to grow something that has no experience of our winter, can it "learn" to live in new conditions?

Posted Sunday, 8 October 2017 - 6:13pm in Tuomo Isokuortti's blog

Harriet Tupper tells about oaks in collections seen in Normandy on an IDS tour.  

Posted Sunday, 1 October 2017 - 12:10pm in Harriet Tupper's blog

A one-day trip in Los Lunas and Albuquerque to see oaks in the city

Posted Friday, 22 September 2017 - 10:18am in Charles Snyers d'Attenhoven's blog

Following a very mild South Carolina winter, many species of plants had begun to break dormancy by mid-March, nearly a month ahead of schedule, setting the table for a potentially disastrous situation.  

Posted Monday, 21 August 2017 - 7:14pm in Ryan Russell's blog

On the advice of a novelist friend of mine, I have been reading Cervantes' Don Quijote. It was recommended for its literary merit ("Flaubert knew the novel by heart before he learnt to read," my friend told me), but in Chapter XI I came across a passage that appealed more to the quercophile than to the bibliophile. 

Posted Friday, 7 April 2017 - 11:38pm in Roderick Cameron's blog
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