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.
For the past two weeks I’ve been charging around saying I’m willing to bet real money that when the snow melts, there will ...
A comical plant identification flow chart from our columnist, Mike Nowak.
If you could only see your face right now (take a selfie and after you wallow in the horror of your expression, send me a copy).
Good design and careful planning filled this modest backyard space with a garden that meets the needs of adults and children.
Our official National Weather Service rain gauge clocked in with 3.60 inches of rain at 7 a.m. this morning. And more is ...