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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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Fothergilla – A native wonder!

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

Fothergilla, known as Witch-Alder, is a wonderfully fragrant and interesting native shrub from the Southeast United States. In April-May,...

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Stewartia pseudocamellia – A four-season beauty

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

There are few trees that match the grace and beauty of Stewartia pseudocamellia. Known in Japan as ‘natsu tsubaki’ or ‘summer camellia’,...

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Robinia – A Tough Beauty

Posted by on Sep 18, 2016 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

Robinias are some of the most beautiful trees, but like many beautiful things they may prove hard to tame.  With so many cultivars...

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Clethra the Fragrant Beauty of Summer

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

Clethra is one of my true plant loves! Aptly called Summersweet due to its deliciously spicy-sweet summer flowers. We call it the...

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