Saturday, 17 June 2017
Saturday Photo: Another Invasive, and One Not So
But not everybody does. Russian olives were introduced as wind break plantings early in the 20th century, and found conditions right to spread widely. British Columbia is only one jurisdiction that considers it an invasive nuisance. But around here, it's reached the limit of its natural comfort zone, and so grows in a well-behaved manner.
The Japanese maple, which is also beautiful right now, is much harder to grow. I've tried, and in the end decided that I'd thrown away the $75 or so I spent on the small tree, because it simply did not appear when the snow melted the next winter.
But this gardener on The Plateau has succeeded in putting the two trees together wonderfully.
Posted by Mary Soderstrom