Tuesday, June 7, 2011
One Last Plant
Gardening in a mild climate means it is none stop. Even planting can be done practically year round here, but I force a cut off date of June 1st as a deadline for putting in new plants until the fall. Even drought tolerant plants need a bit extra water while they become established and I'm just not able to baby new additions that get added too late in the season. That being said, I am adding this sweet little (but soon to be large) purple smoke bush (cotinus coggygria) that I picked up last week. My DH and I were at a winery in Carmel a few weeks ago and he commented on their lovely specimen. It doesn't take much to encourage me so I had to get one so that when in the garden there would be something to remind us of a lovely weekend!