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Something to "Fall in Love" with this Spring

As many of you might know I have been successfully building my design following both through e-design as well as locally. 

As a result I have not always been able to keep up with blogging....something I have enjoyed in the past years, and have always wanted to get back to.

With our world totally turned upside down right now, and with so many of us having more than enough free time to get out in our gardens, what better a time for me to bringing you both my 
knowledge as well as ideas to your garden once again.

I thought what better way to start other than to introduce you to an ornamental tree I have fallen in love with over the past year.

                    Ruby Falls Weeping Redbud

                                        Typical Spring Redbud blossoms hugging the branches

                                                      Only on a graceful weeping frame

                                            Fully leafed out with its green burgundy leaves

Colorful & heart shaped

                                           Come fall the leaves change to a golden hue

                                                  Works very well with Oregon Grape Holly

                                 Japanese Forest Grass

                                                             Lemon Lime Nandina

Cercis canadensis 'Ruby Falls' Plant Patent #22,097

Sku #5842
A lovely compact redbud tree with a weeping canopy that is perfect for a smaller-sized landscape. An excellent specimen plant with clusters of lavender-red, sweet pea-like blooms in spring. Small, semi-glossy, heart-shaped leaves turn yellow in fall. Deciduous.

Photos and info Monrovia, Jackson Perkins, Plant Data

If you would like to add a more Classical feel to your garden please contact me for further information at mwhite8410@gmail.com


A Filler No Garden Should Be Without

Nepeta or better yet, Catmint makes for a wonderful filler plant



Non - Invasive

May to September 

Sun to Partial Shade

Grey Green Aromatic Leaves

Purple , Lavender, White Blooms 

Great companion plant for Lambs Ear, Hosta and Iris

Bee Friendly

Shearing flower spikes after initial bloom will help promote continual blooming

Grey green leaves work exceptionally well with all the yellows

Softens hardscapes as well as defines them.

                               Works as an informal hedge

NEPETA Culture

Nepeta, who's common name is Catmint, easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers cool, moist soils. In northern areas, site plants in full sun. In the deep South, site plants in areas with some light afternoon shade. Plants may be cut back before first flowering to promote more compact size.

Height: 1.00 to 2.00 feet

Spread: 1.50 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to September
Bloom Description: Blue/violet
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy
Leaf: Fragrant
Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil, Air Pollution

If you would like to add a more Classical feel to your garden please contact me for further information at mwhite8410@gmail.com