Saturday, May 26, 2012

Buddleia Bliss! Miss Ruby Is A Stunner

Alice's Garden is a rather petite plot. 
Thankfully, I can expand upon the plants I insist upon cultivating by taking advantage of T's community garden.

At times, when a shipment of plants arrives to trial from Proven Winners - Color Choice shrubs, I'll choose to 'install' certain choice cultivars at T's veggie allotment - aka: our community garden plot, located about one mile from our house.

The community gardens are laid out in our town's parkland, where Buddleia 'Miss Ruby' has had plenty of room to flourish. Indeed, she stops folks in their tracks as they're strolling past.

While T. might be weeding or tending to the veggies, and cutting flowers he harvests for bouquets, he'll often hear someone call over the fence by the path, "What is that... a butterfly bush?"  Followed by, "it doesn't look like my buddleia!"

My 'Miss Ruby' butterfly bush is currently covered in long-stemmed blooms that beg to be admired. 

We do our part, dutifully oohing and aahing over the fragrant, deep toned ruby spires that I can't get enough of.


  1. I agree that it is a stunner. Defnitely deserving of those ooh's and aah's.
    I wasn't able to visit any garden while I was there. It was the kids' first time in the US and I was out voted each and every day. LOL!

    1. One of these days we'll meet in the Bay Area, Bom!