Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Having Bloomed

Having bloomed over the past several weeks here in the northwest is Rhododendron ‘Ramapo’, a charming smaller specimen with violet-blue blossoms, tiny blue-green leaves and an aromatic scent.

A most unusual blossom is found on this
Davidia involucrata
, aka the Dovetree or handkerchief tree.

And so exciting are the the small buds of the Cercis canadensis (Eastern redbud). They appear to be pearlescent in nature and open to beautiful magenta blossoms. Our favorite redbud is 'Forest Pansy' with its reddish-purple foliage.