Al send me an email

Mike LarkinJanuary 3, 2011

Al, would you send me and email, would like to discuss something off line -

MLGARDEN@verizon.net

Mike

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Mike Larkin

thanks

Mike

Here is a link that might be useful: My blog

    Bookmark   January 3, 2011 at 10:23PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Thanks for your consideration, Mike. I enjoyed your blog, too! Did you ever see a picture of my P pungens 'Globosa Nana'? ;o) There's a bit of whimsy associated with it. I've posted pics before, but wondered if you'd seen them.

Al

    Bookmark   January 3, 2011 at 11:13PM
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Mike Larkin

Al, I have not been able to locate your post. I would really like to see you Globosa Nana photo.
I sent you and email - check it out --
If you could repost --- Thanks

Enjoy all you write Mike

    Bookmark   January 30, 2011 at 8:02PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Here is a J horizontalis 'Wiltoni' I grafted to a J virginiana volunteer:

Al

    Bookmark   January 30, 2011 at 9:18PM
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Mike Larkin

How long did it take you to get the spruce that flat?
Very nice -

    Bookmark   January 31, 2011 at 6:12PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Mmmmm - maybe 4 or 5 years. I have one at my business just like it. ... notice the watering can on the 'table top'? ;o)

Al

    Bookmark   January 31, 2011 at 9:27PM
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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

Al most of us struggle along on 24 hours a day. The time consuming things you do with plants indicates you MUST be on a different time allotment. Not only are your creations beautiful, they show an amazing creativity to even come up with the ideas. Al

    Bookmark   February 1, 2011 at 9:05AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Splendid plants! Creative, indeed!
(I hadn't noticed the watering can at first glance, either).

Josh

    Bookmark   February 1, 2011 at 10:29AM
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jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

Not to brag or anything..But I did see the watering can right away. ;-) lol! My eye has always been drawn to the little details in a garden that aren't plants. Art, treasures, nick knacks. ;)

It gives great shade to the little frog kicking back under it too. ;-)

To be honest , the can is what really made me see the tree as a table.
At first glance, it to me was a really cool shaped tree.

Love it Al~
It all looks wonderful and relaxing!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day!

JoJo

    Bookmark   February 1, 2011 at 11:12AM
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jodik_gw

I concur with Calistoga Al, and I want to know how I can get more time in a 24 hour period, too. ;-)

You're an amazing gardener, Al... and an amazing person. :-)

    Bookmark   February 1, 2011 at 12:03PM
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jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

Maybe he has a twin and hasn't confessed yet. ;-)

I too am AMAZED at the beauty of it all, and what he accomplishes!

I share all I learn here with a friend(Carol) who doesn't have a computer. She just assumed Al was 'retired' when she saw pics of his yard and plants, and hears of all the help he offers here..
The poor thing about fainted when I told her he works and does all this on the side! lol..

She too is amazed and in awe!

Josh~
How is it you can spot a tiny spider in one of Mikes pics, and miss a watering can? lol!

JoJo

    Bookmark   February 1, 2011 at 2:44PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Hey Mike. Re what we were discussing off forum - I didn't even notice the hypertufa trough/conifers until JJ said something about the frog and I went back to look at the pic to see what the heck she was talking about. I kind of like the shadows in that pic, now that I looked at it a little closer. Thanks, JJ. You DO have an eye for detail!

Thanks for the very nice compliments too, you guys. ;o) (Al beaming - not because he's proud, but because he's blessed by such good friends).

Al

    Bookmark   February 1, 2011 at 3:26PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Nice work, Al. I've heard of Tabletop Pine, but not Tabletop Spruce. ;-) Some tusks added on your J. horizontalis 'Wiltoni' and you've got quite the elephant.

tj

    Bookmark   February 1, 2011 at 7:56PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

A garden visitor long forgotten christened it the comma plant, so to this day, that's what I think of it as, but now I see the elephant. ;o) Thanks!

Al

    Bookmark   February 1, 2011 at 8:49PM
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jodik_gw

I love the garden compositions you've got going on there, Al! I'm not sure amazing covers it! :-)

    Bookmark   February 2, 2011 at 10:40AM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Thank you, mam. ;o)

    Bookmark   February 2, 2011 at 11:47AM
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