Tuesday, January 18, 2011

'Blue Pacific' Shore Juniper

Meet 'Blue Pacific' Shore Juniper, a recent plant acquisition I hadn’t gotten around to sharing… I know! Not spiky…not dangerous… And you thought I lost my edge when I bought a rose! At least the rose has thorns; there is nothing dangerous about this plant. So what gives? I don’t know for sure. Maybe it’s the colors….blue/green needles with silver-ish undersides, and the beautiful color of the stems. Plus the fact that it’s a prostrate grower (fast too, according to the tag) and evergreen. I saw it at City People’s in Seattle during the same trip when I bought the bargain agave, and had to have it. What is the world coming too? Just stop me if I start buying pansies okay?

9 comments:

  1. Get out of here, I bought four Blue Pacific Junipers just a couple of weeks ago. They are being planted on a slope in our yard that is hard to mow and or weed eat...I love them! I'll send you a pansy or two if you like, lol.

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  2. you want danger? try making gin our the juniper berries, then invite over all your garden friends and spike the punch.

    Where are you going to plant this one? I'm always on the lookout for structural plants to goon the top of my retaining wall.

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  3. It has a bit of a spiky-ness to it. I can see why it was irresistible.

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  4. It looks a bit spiky - maybe you could wrap barbed wire round an overhanging limb - just to catch out the unwary

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  5. Darla, sounds like a perfect place for Mr BPJ to be planted!...and, uhm, thank you for the pansy offer...but I've heard they don't travel well....

    Ryan, good idea! (except I hate gin, nasty stuff!). I think this guy will be going in an area I've never really photographed much. The north side of the house...towards the front where there is still some sun. We have a drop-off that is shored up with those lame interlocking concrete blocks and I would love to hide them. Oh and I spotted more at the Stack street Portland Nursery yesterday.

    Grace, I suppose you are right, after all they are "needles" right?

    A Year, I like it!

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  6. This is my all time favourite Juniper. Saw it cascading 6' down a tall retaining wall and have loved it since!

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  7. Do something every day that scares you, Loree. Plant a pansy!

    You might even grow to like it. ;-)

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  8. See, here's where I am jealous and wish I could grow YOUR plants...

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  9. Not known to be a fast grower here central Cda but perfect for our shoreline earth pile for it's roots structure little maintenance aside from soil moisture til established...thanks for the pics and their exciting prospects!

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