Quercus glauca

With this regular feature, I aim to highlight a signature Peckerwood plant with great ornamental features and adaptability to the tough climate of southeastern Texas. The plants I’ve promoted in the recent newsletters generated great interest but unfortunately were not available in the nursery just yet, resulting in frustration. Therefore I decided to make sure…

Senecio aschenbornianus

Senecio aschenborneanus Senecio aschenbornianus was a new one for me upon starting here last month. I had grown many other members of this genus from North American natives, South African succulent species, as well as Asian representatives too. I was quite drawn to the color and shape of the blue/gray foliage which somewhat resembled a…

Garden Documentation Project Underway

Peckerwood Garden founder John Fairey kept meticulous records of his numerous collecting expeditions to Mexico. He recorded the date, time, and weather at each stop along winding mountain roads where he found specimens of the hundreds of plants he brought back to grow at Peckerwood Garden. Each plant in the garden sports a metal tag…