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firefightergardener(7/8)January 2, 2010

Was recently lucky enough to tag along with Bob Fincham to a few great gardens/nurseries in Oregon and here are a few dozen pictures I loaded for your viewing pleasure.

I've listed 'best guess' names to as many pictures as I can, though the accuracy may be questionable on some due to my poor memory and lack of plant tags.

Enjoy!

Cedrus atlantica 'Horstmann'

Pinus contorta 'Chief Joseph'

One or more specimens of weeping Sequoia

Abies koreana 'Silberlocke'

An enormous weeping pine

Picea omorika 'Pendula Bruns' - possibly another weeper

Some shots from a nursery... I was in shock for the first 30 minutes... so many beautiful plants in such close proximity...

Abies nord. 'Golden Spreader'

One of the smallest conifers I've seen... species maybe Thuja?

Picea orientalis... ?

A pine showing that classic 'natural bonsai' form.

Picea orientalis 'Skylands' with character...

I just love ALL of the bright cedrus...

Cedrus deodara 'Klondike' I believe. Eventually more upright.

Some GREAT Picea abies 'Gold Drift' specimens...

Picea abies 'Gold Drift' and 'The Blues' compliment eachother wonderfully. Imagine a 20-year old specimen??

Picea abies 'Gold Drift and 'Pusch'? Cool!

Pinus parviflora 'Ogon Janome'

Picea orientalis 'Nutans'

Picea eng. 'Lace' or 'Bush's Lace'

Cedrus atlantica 'Hedgehog' Cedrus deodara 'Gold Nugget'

Some more garden shots:

Cedrus deodara 'Divinely Blue'

One big Picea sitchensis 'Papoose'

Abies pinsapo 'Aurea'

Abies procera 'Sherwoodii' and Pinus contorta 'Chief Joseph'

Cedrus deodara 'Silver Mist'

Cedrus libani 'Nana'?

Hopefully many more visits - there are just so many gardens and nurseries in Oregon, so little time.

-Will

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bluespruce53(Dorset UK)

Very nice Will, and aren't you the handsome chap.
Apart from Bob's place where are the other photos taken ?

    Bookmark   January 2, 2010 at 2:41PM
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sluice

Amazing! Thanks for posting these!

    Bookmark   January 2, 2010 at 3:36PM
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Cher(6 SW OH)

Wow what a great boring day. :) That combo Gold Drift/The Blues is spectacular. Some stunning plants at this nursery you were visiting. Thanks for posting pictures.
Cher

    Bookmark   January 2, 2010 at 4:11PM
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texjagman(7A)

OK, I don't care if they're wholesale or retail, but who had Gold Drifts that large? I'd love to pass on the name to my local nursery.

mark

    Bookmark   January 2, 2010 at 9:36PM
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orbust

Look's like Boyko Nursery.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2010 at 11:30PM
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sprucebud

Stunning. Thanks very much for sharing such a great mix of plants. I will be referring to these photos again and again for inspiration. Brilliant!
Richard

    Bookmark   January 3, 2010 at 5:59AM
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henksgarden

Very Nice photo's

The photo of the variegated Microbiota is this from Boyko Nursery ?
Do you now the name of this Microbiota ?

Henk.

    Bookmark   January 3, 2010 at 6:02AM
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kim_dirtdigger(IN 5b)

Lucky guy Will! What a fabulous opportunity. Many of us, especially in the conifer-challenged midwest, will never see a fantastic gathering of cultivars such as that (wiping drool from the keyboard).

Great photos. Thank you so much for sharing!

Kim

    Bookmark   January 3, 2010 at 7:48AM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

I see a striking resemblence among Will and Stephen/bluespruce: Is it just me? LOL

The little foliage (Thuja) is most-likely an obtusa.
Microbiota... interested to know as well.
"Enormous ... pine" Pinus strobus 'Pendula'.

Nice Will, Thanks...

Dax

    Bookmark   January 3, 2010 at 9:04AM
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firefightergardener(7/8)

Yes, some of these photos were taken at Boyko nurseries, including the microbiota cultivars. As for it's name, I'll need Bob Fincham to pop in and help perhaps or even ask Mr. Boyko himself. It might be a new cultivar.

I've never considered myself very photogenic(I'm much more ugly in person!), I just typically like to include photos of myself on particularly large specimens for size comparison. I'm about 6'3", 250.

I'm hoping to take many more visits to Boring, there are just a TON of nurseries there. Bob told me it had to do with the perfect soil, a deep sandy loam from the local rivers(and floods) as well as a great all-year climate for growing plants and especially conifers.

Kim, that's what vacations are for. Especially since so many great nurseries are clustered within 20-30 miles, a visit to 5-10 nurseries/gardens would be both a worthwhile plane trip and easy on time/budget. Coenosiums is also about 3 hours from these gardens. Make a big loop! :)

-Will

    Bookmark   January 3, 2010 at 9:33AM
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hsregina147

All those Gold Drifts are to die for! I wish mine was more than 8"...

    Bookmark   January 3, 2010 at 1:08PM
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bobfincham(z7WA)

Will did get kind of excited on this trip. The Microbiota is named 'Carnival'. Jim has several newly named plants, all choice, that will be showing up over the next few years. A few he hadn't named, but was selling with a generic description, now have names.

None of the pictures are from my place. They are from Boyko, Stanley, and Collectors Nurseries.

The Cedrus libani 'Nana' picture is either 'Sargentii' or deodara 'Prostrate Beauty'. We didn't look at it close enough to determine which. Not enough time.

Bob

    Bookmark   January 3, 2010 at 1:23PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Wow, thanks, Will!
'Ogon Janome' - that is a real eye-catcher...!

Josh

    Bookmark   January 3, 2010 at 1:28PM
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bboy(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

There's a goofy (small, skinny scion coming out of a much wider, foot-like understock - implying some years behind the combination, with the scion being a much slower-growing kind) grafted cedar in a Seattle cemetary that a friend is helping feature their trees. Last year I wondered if the cedar might be 'Horstmann'. Then I saw a fairly large (3'?) 'Horstmann' for sale at Molbak's, it looked similar. The other day I said the cultivar would probably make a small tree in time, so I am interested in the first photo shown here. Again, it looks like the one at the cemetary.

    Bookmark   January 3, 2010 at 1:43PM
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tunilla

Striking resemblence between Will and Blue?
One is about twice the size of the other; not to mention the weight!
Thanks for the nursery-tour. Super! T.
And a Happy and coniferous New Year to all!

    Bookmark   January 3, 2010 at 2:08PM
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bluespruce53(Dorset UK)

Not sure if that was a compliment or an insult tunilla :0)
The Microbiota 'Carnival' looks very similar if not the same as 'Goldspot' ??

    Bookmark   January 3, 2010 at 3:05PM
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bobfincham(z7WA)

'Carnival' originated from a sport at Boyko's nursery so it is a different origin. From pictures of 'Goldpot', I believe they appear different. 'Carnival' has larger patches of variegation and it is a deeper shade of yellow. Pictures of 'Goldspot' show a pale yellow variegation in the summer with lessened contrast in the winter.

Bob

    Bookmark   January 3, 2010 at 9:35PM
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tunilla

Hey Blue...just playing along with Dax's picture-and-word play (my interpretation, of course!). Take care! T.

    Bookmark   January 4, 2010 at 3:38AM
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texjagman(7A)

Russell's doesn't show they have any Gold Drift in stock, so were all those great specimens at Boyko or Collectors Nursery? thx

mark

    Bookmark   January 4, 2010 at 10:07AM
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steg(z6 SW Cleveland)

I know this thread is a bit old, but I am feeling compelled to bump it--pretty amazing post, Will!

In the shot above the red truck pic...the tree all the way to the right, Pinus parviflora 'Glauca'?

    Bookmark   May 18, 2011 at 5:30PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

I just came across this post searching for Picea Sitkenensis 'Papoose'.

How sweet is this photo shoot!

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 11:47AM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

I was searching for firefighter's thread where he was at Coenosium Gardens whaas to show you a huge Picea mariana 'Aureovariegata' (or at least the top of one) but I never found it. Firefighter a bit of help?

Dax

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 3:19PM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Dax, is this the pic you're searching for?

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 4:49PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

I just planted me one of those...just a little babe, 3 years old. Can't wait for it to fill in!

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 5:10PM
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