Here is what I've seen and experienced this week in the green world.... very visual this week!
Hal's specialty: good luck clover
|A four-leaf clover- happy St. Pat's!|
Some of my favorite spring shrubs are in bloom. First the plum shrub. Sometimes I use a Cistena Plum- a purple leaf sandcherry. However, this is the alley version! I don't think it's as fancy as purple leaves!
The second group of two pics are the Royal Star Magnolia shrubs. They really can get the size of a small tree. They produce an entirely cold-hardy early spring white floppy flower. They are old fashioned, wild-seeming magnolia. Can't help but love this beauty!
|Star Magnolia Shrub|
Early spring, late winter perennial flower. The foliage is almost evergreen, very waxy. Latin name is Hellebore.
And of course, the flowering quince! She is coral-red and an old fashioned favorite. She makes a good low ramblinghedge. She has a thorny look and even appeals to me in an Asian garden setting.