Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Feels Like Spring

For the end of November, the weather is unusually warm in Croatia. It's been up to 16°C in the morning and  19°C during the day. Feels more like Spring coming. Some plants feel it too and started to bloom. 
My house plant Areca palm, developed these strange inflorescences above. But, what is more odd, plants outside are blooming too. This cherry, for example...

This weekend we expect considerable temperature drop and a touch of winter. It will be certainly quite a shock for all the plants and they have not a warm coats to wear.
I wonder if we would have a white Christmas. What's the weather like at your place?

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki'

Like all willows, this one too is easy to propagate from hardwood cuttings. I only inserted a few pencil like stems into the ground. The roots develop rather quickly. This willow has very decorative leaves in pale green, white and pink shades. Normally, this is an up to two metres tall shrub but, most people train it as a standard with a round trimmed crown. 
I finally put all my pot plants into cellar. Though,  they could still be outside. The weatherman says the air temperature remains round 12°C until the end of November.