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Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Spectacular Smoke Bush

Cotinus Golden Spirit and Royal Purple Smoke Bush are one of my favorite shrub/trees ? in my garden. I had Royal Purple first, so it is the larger of the two .. when I discovered Golden Spirit a couple of years ago on the net .. well .. it was another of those "I must have THIS ONE !" moments (yet again ?) .. by the way .. when do we stop having those moments ? .. I can't imagine not having them. In any case .. the colours of these two beauties are phenomenal when the light dances on the leaves.





7 comments:

Gail said...

Never Joy, we continue to want some little something for this corner of the garden, we tweak here and there!

Gail

GardenJoy4Me said...

Gail .. how true .. when we have done the major work it really does need some tweaking indeed !

garden girl said...

Joy, I second what Gail said. A gardener's work is never done! Our gardens mature and grow as we do. There will always be more to learn, more to add, and more tweaking to be done.

garden girl said...

p.s. I LOVE smoke bushes, especially the purple ones. I had three of them in my last garden. And that reminds me, I don't have any at this house (yet.)

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hey garden girl .. you have to get some for sure at the new house .. and try putting Golden Spirit next to Royal Purple .. the contrast is wonderful !

Viooltje said...

I haven't seen the Golden Spirit yet but haven't looked for one either. I thought the Royal Purple was as good as it gets and I love watching how its foliage lits up in the sun. But I'm overwhelmed with this wonderful golden green color. And you're right, it must look amazing in contrast with Royal Purple.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Violet .. it turns the most fantastic shades of gold and orange in the Autumn too !