Although Daisaku Nomoto is well known for his pine work, he’s also a big fan of junipers and deciduous varieties. Walking through his nursery was a great opportunity to see trees that were well developed next to trees still in the project phase.
Shimpaku with great deadwood
The tree below was one of my favorite project trees in the garden. I’d be very curious to see it after further refinement.
A number of the smallest junipers in the garden were fairly well developed. They were also green as they were protected from the cold in a greenhouse for the winter. The outdoor junipers had all taken on the usual brown cast that wears off in Spring.
A tree grown by one of Nomoto’s customers – what’s with the pot?
Shimpaku growing in a wire mesh basket set in a clay pot
A Japanese maple in development
Young Kiyohime maples