Kerria j.'Albiflora' .. one of the earliest and most beautiful blooms to appear on a shrub.
Another early bloomer, Weigela f. 'Midnight Wine' with its deep, dark foliage.
Plantings have had to be adjusted as the tree on the property to the west soars ever higher and wider; its branches shading the garden where sunlight once fell.
Perhaps the combination I find most enchanting in Spring: dramatic chocolate foliage of Corylus 'Rote Zeller'
intertwined with variegated Porcelain berry vine, Ampelopsis brevipedunculata 'Elegans,' a deciduous, woody, perennial climber - every leaf demonstrating a uniquely complex shape, mottled white and pink flushed.
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