Buttercup Winterhazel – An Early Spring Fragrant tree

What blooms earlier than forsythia, has a delicate fragrance and is an easy-to-care for compact delight ? It is also hardy to USDA Zones 6-9 and native to Japan and Taiwan. Buttercup winterhazel (Corylopsis pauciflora) Toward mid April (depending where you live), the bare branches of buttercup winterhazel hang with inch-long clusters of soft yellow […]

‘Sparkler’ Carex – a great plant

What is deer resistant, grows in part to full shade, has varigated leaves, likes wet soil, has no serious pests and will naturalize and spread? Carex phyllocephala ‘Sparkler’ ‘Sparkler’ Carex or sedge thrives in moist, organically rich soils so it is perfect for rain gardens or heavy soil. It is considered to be winter hardy […]