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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Well said

Take this to heart.


Monday, July 1, 2013

Pictures from Maymont

I took the girls to Maymont Park in Richmond, VA this Sunday. We spent some time visiting the farm animals, talking strategy for fighting a Bobcat, learning about and touring the Maymont Mansion, but mostly enjoying the beautiful landscape. I took hundreds of pictures. I thought it appropriate to share the ones that will serve as inspiration when working on our trees.

Captions below photos:


This mammoth cedar welcomes us from the parking lot. 



His brother waited for us later on that day. 





Interesting deadwood was boundless. 




 This Arborvitae reminds us how a natural jin may look.






Some massive nebari on old magnolia trees. 


I loved the pine on the right especially.


Natural deciduous form.


This spruce was so tall. I wish I had a human in the frame for scale. 


This is the largest Taxus Cuspidata I've ever seen!


I thought this shape was so pleasing. 



Another record, this is the biggest holly I've seen. 


Take a look at this stunning lace leaf maple. 



Some stoned ladies by the fountain.


Some peaceful cones on a spruce. 

This 100 acre property was mostly empty fields of farmland before the missus of the estate began designing and planting (with help of course) all of these non-native species. If you're able, it's well worth the trip out there for lovely inspirations.