kale

kale
The overwintered kale is sprouting!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Cornus kousa 'Satomi'

This is my absolute favourite small tree (I think - it's so hard to commit!) . We bought one for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day a few years ago and it is doing so well.. What's not to love? It's hardy, long-blooming, grows about 15-feet tall and bears hundreds of rosy pink bracts on eye-catching horizontal branches.

After the flowers are finished, the show continues with the bright red fruits, followed by the stunning autumn colour of the foliage. Sigh..

Why haven't I planted one of these in our yard? Hmmm.. maybe I need to pop out to the garden centre for a few minutes..

Happy Gardening!

2 comments:

  1. My favourite also. The one in our garden is loaded with bloom.Should be a wonderful sight this year. The flower ages beautifully.Never turns a muddy colour.Go shopping Niki.

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  2. I don't think my hubby would approve of your encouragement to shop! :) Yet.. I appreciate the advice.. As a matter of fact, his birthday is next week.. perhaps he'd like a Satomi? :)

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