American Fringe Tree Chionanthus Virginicus Flowering Tree for Urban Gardens

Fringe Tree Chionanthus virginicus flowers

American Fringe Tree Chionanthus virginicus has long been a favorite of mine for small space and urban gardens. It is a stunner in bloom – not much compares, and the summer and fall foliage is attractive enough to be worth incorporating it into a formal landscape design. I am happy to have seen this native […]

Pawpaw Asimina triloba – Native Tree for Residential Landscapes

Pawpaw Asimina triloba flower

Pawpaw Asimina triloba is a lovely little understory tree I would not be without. I first discovered it in my oak woods, happily naturalized and looking like something a bit more tropical than belonged there. Soon I fell in love with its bright green, large, drooping leaves that caught the light and glowed on moonlit […]

Alabama snow-wreath Neviusia alabamensis – A Delicate Beauty

Neviusia Alabamensis

Sometimes gardeners order things we don’t really know what are. We may see a plant in a catalog and think it sounds good, do a little research and decide that yes, we should try this one. Sometimes these ‘try’ plants work out, sometimes they don’t. Alabama snow-wreath Neviusia alabamensis is one which worked out extremely […]

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