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We love this time of year.  About three years ago we decided to build our own greenhouse and we enlisted a few friends and constructed one that is 10×42 feet.  One might ask why but we have to admit it is full of trees and plants.

The thing we love about this time of year is how everything in the greenhouse just gets this early start.  Our maples have had leaves for more than a month now.  Today in Northern California it was 73 degrees but in the greenhouse it must have been in the mid-80s with lots of humidity.  It is a great place to repot bonsai as Peter Tea and I did last weekend.

So we thought you might enjoy a few photos of what is growing and blooming at the Edge’s.  If you live where there is still snow on the ground – our apologies!

Hen and Chicks - the size of the head is less than 1/8th inch

Hen and Chicks - the size of the head is less than 1/8th inch

We have only been able to find this plant twice and both times they only had one very small 3-inch pot of it.  We assume it to be hen and chicks a type of succulent but if you know the name please let us know as we think it is an excellent accent plant for bonsai.  This time of the year the plant has these small beautiful yellow flowers.  This is in a hand made pot – potter unknown.

A close up

A close up

Polygala chamaebuxus var. grandiflora in a Bunzan pot

Polygala chamaebuxus var. grandiflora in a Bunzan pot

We first saw this plant at Boon’s as it was a gift to him from someone in Seattle.  Most of us had never seen the plant but we loved it.  Fortunately KJ was able to track it down and we purchased six 3-inch pots from the nursery. If you are interested, let us know and we will tell you where to pick it up.

In BIB we call this a cow pie!

In BIB we call this a cow pie!

We don’t know what this accents real name might be but we call it a cow pie because in winter that is what it looks like.  It is a Japanese accent plant and it is quite beautiful.  This one is growing in a small bonsai pot that Sam carved out of a solid block of clay.  Yes, our water here is terrible just look at the white marks on the pot.

A close up of the leaves

A close up of the leaves

This plant will grow to the size of the container.  A small pot small leaves – a large pot very large leaves.  We currently have 12 pots of this and growing as much as we can so that we can propagate more of it.  If you are interested in some, drop us a email and when we have some for sale we will let you know.

The cow pie flowers - when you see these you know it is Spring!

The cow pie flowers - when you see these you know it is Spring!

For those with a good eye – yes those are Bunzan pots in the background.

New Japanese Maple Leaves

New Japanese Maple Leaves

Zinfandel Grape Leaf

Zinfandel Grape Leaf

Beautiful and delicate

Beautiful and delicate

Without using a macro lens this detail is simply lost in normal photographs.  KJ’s camera did a nice job of capturing the detail.

Succulents in Spring

Succulents in Spring

We love succulents and have many of them in the greenhouse. This time of year is great as many of them flower. We have no idea what the name of this plant might be.

What a color palette

What a color palette

If you know us well you know that we believe the ultimate creator is God and he uses an incredible color palette!

Well we hope you enjoyed these photos and if you live where there is still snow on the ground or Spring hasn’t quite sprung it is our wish that these photos give you hope for the Spring to come.

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