Yes, I know it’s a mouthful, but I love it even so. When I’m feeling tongue-tied, I can always refer to it by its common name: beautybush.
I received this shrub, Kolkwitzia Dream Catcher maybe 10 years ago as a trial plant from Spring Meadow Nursery in Grand Haven, Michigan. Actually, there were two plants, seedlings really, just a foot or so tall on a single stem. A lovely surprise since I had read about kolkwitizia but never seen it in the flesh, let alone grown it. I decided to make room for the pair under the bay window at the corner of the house, a spot where my sunny front border transitions to the semi-shady side yard.
Need a little inspiration or just a break from weeding? Garden walks abound this time of year, and there’s plenty to see.
The folks in the editorial office tell me that this issue is about planning. I’m taking their word for it, since they don’t ...
The weather outside is still a tad frightful, but the sunshine and the longer daylight this past week seem to have triggered ...
It is always a topic of conversation: What plants work well in sun or in shade? Or both?
Growing bee-friendly plants is one way to help increase the bee population. Another way is to actually raise bees.