Category: Featured Plant

Nyssa sylvatica

Nyssa sylvatica

Nyssa sylvatica or black tupelo is a beautifully-shaped shade tree with glossy, dark green leaves in the summer that turn brilliant shades of reds, oranges and yellows in the fall.  This native tree grows well in a wide variety of soils and moisture levels.  Black tupelo has male and female trees.  The small green blossoms […]

Aurinia saxatilis

Aurinia saxatilis

Aurinia saxatilis or basket-of-gold is one of the brightest spots in my early spring garden.  It prefers dry, not overly-fertile, well-drained soil and full sun so it works well in a rock garden.  It has grey-green folliage and is semi-evergreen in this area.  It is deer-resistent and dought-tolerant so it has a lot to recommend […]

Hamamelis × intermedia ‘Pallida’

Hamamelis × intermedia ‘Pallida’

Before the spring blooms start, witch hazel provides color in the landscape in January through March.  ‘Pallida’ is especially appreciated for its prolific yellow blooms which standout as they appear before the new foliage erupts.  Witch hazel blooms serve pollinators like honey bees that are taking early flights on warm days in late winter.