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Tetracentron sinense – A Rare Wonder from China

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

This rare and elegant find from China has captured my heart. Tetracentron sinense is a wonderful and unique tree native to southern China...

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Cercidiphyllum japonicum – Sweet Katsura Tree

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

There are few trees more appealing in the landscape than the Katsura tree. Cercidiphyllum japonicum trees truly have four-season interest....

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Tilia americana – The Basswood Tree

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

 In his wonderful book ‘Stalking the Healthful Herbs’, Euell Gibbons describes hearing the ‘Basswood’ long before you see it. When the...

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Vaccinium vitis-idaea – The Lovely Lingonberry!

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

Growing up and having some Swedish heritage, lingonberry jam was a pantry staple in our house.  However, most folks I speak with have...

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Cercis – The Rosy Redbud

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

Redbud trees in bloom are one of my favorite sights in spring! The unique way that purplish-pink flowers burst directly from the bare...

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Arctostaphylos uva-ursi – Brilliant Bearberry!

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

Winter is upon us and I’ve rediscovered how much I love to see Arctostaphylos uva-ursi with its brilliant-red berries covered in a dusting...

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