It's time to read and vote for your favorite article in the 2013 Write-Off Contest! The four finalist's articles are featured in the May 13 newsletter and can be found through this link. Hurry! Voting ends May 18.
You've found the famous Dave's Garden website! Join this friendly global community that shares tips and ideas for home and gardens, along with seeds and plants!
Check out the DG homepage for a brief overview of what you'll find in this gardening mega-site.
A strange question, and I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience or knowledge on the subject. I am a garden designer in Shanghai looking to import specimen trees from nations abroad where the gardening habit has more than a twenty-year lifespan. Unavailable cultivars are also permissible and I welcome that opportunity as well, but what we're looking for mainly is well-established specimens of small-growing trees, things like Acer palmatum cvv. and others, that bend my attention toward Japan. Australia and New Zealand, to some degree, also seem like they might provide some sources. Two questions:
Does anyone have any experience with this? It's not necessary, strictly speaking, and I realize that the necessity of phytosanitary certification, not to mention the logistics of shipping these things over long distances and the toll such a journey might take on a mature tree, might make it less than feasible. I don't think customs on this side are a problem, and our budget is fairly unlimited. Any advice would be appreciated.
Then, suggestions of nurseries of particular merit in Japan, Korea, Australia or New Zealand are also welcome- particularly Japan, because of proximity.