Here’s a bit of good news: the ‘Graham Thomas’ yellow climber growing in my back garden is boasting a few brave blooms! As I said in a previous post, I’d given it up for dead until my husband Continue reading
The amabilis in Kolkwitzia amabilis–beauty bush’s botanical name, after Richard Kolkwitz, a German botanist from the 20th century–means lovely, and that’s an apt if understated description of this old-fashioned, dependable and flower-laden shrub.
Add “fragrant” to its list of attributes. Continue reading
“Everyone talks about this winter’s storm damage to tree branches, but no one mentions the effect the cold may have had on spring-flowering shrubs and trees,” commented my friend Douglas Markoff as we chatted about the weather (what else?) last week. Continue reading