Cercis ‘Rising Sun’

Cercis ‘Rising Sun’

Is this eye-catching, or what? Ever since my heart was broken by Forest Pansy death syndrome, I have been leery of Cercis, but then I started being lured back by the likes of Covey (Lavender Twist) and Appalachian Red–and I never really let go of Oklahoma–but when i started growing Rising Sun, I became a believer again–altho I hear when it gets really big it can be brittle, but lordy, let it break and grow back hard and let me watch apricot turn to gold every day!

Size: 1 gallonPrice: $25.00
Size: fieldgrownPrice: $95.00

Davidia involucrata ‘Lady Sunshine’

Davidia involucrata 'Lady Sunshine'

Davidia involucrata ‘Lady Sunshine’

Davidia involucrata ‘Lady Sunshine’ is the showiest of all the Davidias out of the flower period because of the incredibly bright variegation; this is a good thing because the tree takes forever to actually start flowering- much like the species in general (see other posts for exceptions). The tree is smaller than species and slower growing but perfect in a shady location to bring light into a shady part of the garden. zone 6

Size: 1 gallonPrice: $25.00
Size: 2 gallonPrice: $50.00
Size: Field grownPrice: $105.00

Got Shade??

Ok, Guys, this is it, really really it. I am going to post what caught my eye every week for sure. And this week it is Hydrangeas. Actually it has been Hydrangeas for a bit and suddenly I realized that since mine are in the sun (a big no-no), it was going to be too late. Two of the cultivars I am sure I have listed on my site, but the other one, O’Amachi Nishiki is new, and I am trying to think of how to describe it: not really variegated leaves, more like a speckled wash, but that doesn’t sound too good, and it is indeed beautiful all the time and incredible in the fall. So here are the pics for O’amachi which stays small, Teller’s Blue, 5’x 5′ if you let it go, and Hydrangea aspera Macrophylla which gets tall and thin if unchecked, but is unmatched with its huge fuzzy leaves and purple lace cap. Hope this works.

Hydrangea O'Amachi nishiki

Hydrangea O’Amachi nishiki

Sargenteana (Hydrangea aspera 'Sargenteana')

Hydrangea asp. ‘Macrophylla’

Hydrangea 'Tellers Blue'

Hydrangea ‘Tellers Blue’