Friday, October 21, 2011

European yew #2

European yew, Taxus baccata, collected in Poland, very old, very interesting material. Not so easy. This is now my best and only yew. While I have just about everything that it available in Europe I had no yew in my collection. Reason is that there are tens of thousand yews avaialble form nurseries which are not good enough for my taste, but very few ones which are collected. And the really good ones are not affordable. Well, this was not cheap, but I could afford it. I look forward do start styling this one very soon and will report.


Anonymous said...

You look very happy in the last picture. Lots of dead wood. Very interesting. I was always wondering why there was only one (maybe someone else's?) or even non yew in your collection. Thanks for clarifying it. But on the other side, middle aged yews look much better than a thin young pines - IMO.

Don said...

Lovely; looks like it will one day be like a English church-yard yew.