Wandered around at work today taking shots with my phone of things that caught my eye. Problem with writing a post after a day away from work at this time of year is that you can come back to find plants that looked great have now lost their leaves but new plants will usually be there to take their place. Sorry for the crappy shots but as mentioned I was shooting with my phone. They get the point across though.
Malus (Crabapple) ‘Red Jewel’
Very nice Crabapple – stays fairly compact and has nice white flowers & green leaves. A refreshing change in a world of dark pink on purple crabapples. There are few plants that can compete with a mature crabapple in November, especially one like this.
Hamamelis virginiana (Common Witchhazel)
I’d never been a huge fan of these. Noticed some wire-basket sized shrubs maybe 6′ tall in full flower though and they certainly got the point across fast. Nice plants.
Cornus alba ‘Elegantissima’ (Silverleaf Dogwood)
Very common variety but I’d say it deserves to be common. You’ve got true 4 season interest from this plant – variegated leaves, flowers in spring, berries in late summer, nice fall colour and red stems that will look great all winter.
Cornus alba ‘Bud’s Yellow’
More dogwoods. What can I say, I’m a fan. This is slightly less exciting through most of the year but looks great through winter.
Again not a huge Norway Maple fan and was disappointed this morning to see that almost all of them actually had dropped their leaves… Found this one on my way home from work though – I guess maybe it’s a little more sheltered from the wind than many others?
Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald N Gold’ (and sometimes hot pink)
Nice colour. Don’t like this one during the summer (more a fan of the larger leaved varieties like ‘Canadale Gold’ & ‘Country Gold’ but I’ve yet to see them come close to the colour of ‘Emerald N Gold.’ Apparently these are delicious for deer.
More pictures to come later in the week probably of more similar but fewer leaves. Maybe Friday. Things are winding down outside and I can’t say I’ve got much going on inside either right now so I’m going to pace myself a little more but still aim for a decent number of posts.