Banquet Piece, Pieter Claez

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Pruning Wisteria

First of all, is it a Chinese, Japanese, or American wisteria?

Which way do tendrils twine? To decide this, look at the vine from ground to tip. Check as if you were looking up the vine.

  • Clockwise? Chinese (Wisteria sinensis) or American (Wisteria frutescens)
  • Counter-clockwise? Japanese (Wisteria floribunda)

Friday, July 15, 2016

Natives for Shade

Lucky you! You've got dry shade. Why not plant some of the wonderful shade-loving summer-dry non-riparian California natives?

These are the plants we see in the shady oak/bay canyons and slopes of the East Bay hills.