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Metasequoia glyptostroboides – The Dawn Redwood

Posted by on Sep 19, 2018 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

Metasequoia glyptostroboides is one of the most remarkable trees the world has ever known. Known as the dawn redwood, it is a glorious...

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Cotinus – The Striking Summer Smoketree

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

As we enter into summer, the magnificent ‘smoke’ of Cotinus is on full display. I love the cool, graceful plumes of fuzzy hairs that...

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Ginkgo biloba—The Magnificent Maidenhair Tree

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

I am amazed by the history of Ginkgo trees. They are often called ‘living fossils’ as Ginkgo biloba is one of the oldest trees on earth....

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Flowering Cherries – A gift from Japan

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

As spring approaches, I find myself fervently anticipating the Cherry blossoms. The first swelling of the buds creates an eagerness for...

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Laburnum – The Glorious Goldenchain Tree

Posted by on Jan 25, 2018 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

I rejoice in late spring when the long clusters of lemon yellow pea-like flowers hang down like spectacular golden Wisteria blooms. The...

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Amelanchier – A Fruit of Many Names

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

To my mind few sights are as pretty as when the flowers of the Amelanchier start to bloom. The pure-white clusters are made up of many...

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