Jan 20, 2011


  • trim lantana, liriope, roses, abelia
  • fertilize violas with Nitrate of Soda

Jan 8, 2011


This is the first year I've noticed this Wintersweet blooming. It has an intensely sweet fragrance. It was here before we came, I imagine is responding to the better sun exposure it is getting after I cleaned out some trash trees from the area. (privet, cherry laurel, etc.)

task: prune it to chest height (to keep the blooms within reach) after flowering. Prune budding branches in the winter to bring indoors. Propagate from softwood cuttings in summer. (notoriously difficult to root. Add silica jell and charcoal to medium)