Entries for February 2008
This native bush or small tree has a thin, airy habit, with widely spaced branches that practically disappear among the trunks of stately oaks and beeches.
Keep your roses, your lilies, your lilacs, and your lavender. The fragrance of a creosote bush after rain puts them all to shame.
In July to late August, bluebeard blooms with feathery, light blue, aromatic flowers.
The magnificent bur oak is sturdy, long-lived, and tolerant of many less-than-perfect growing conditions.
Bush honeysuckle will cover dry shade, eroding hills, and rocky outcrops with barely a nod from you.
During summer months, pink, lavender, or white flowers cover the bush mallow with color.
These shrubs are a favorite for attracting butterflies, as their common name suggests.
Bark is often an overlooked feature of trees, but you certainly won't miss the stunning bark of Amur chokecherry.
Black chokeberry provides landscape interest through the seasons.
As the days turn gray, this little bush heats up. Its nondescript light green leaves turn golden yellow and then drop, revealing bright yellow stems tipped in crimson.