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Monday, April 23, 2012
A better scilla, a reddish euphorb, and beautiful katsuras
On the subject, do any of you readers know of anyone growing our native Euphorbia corollata as a garden plant? I see it around Pickerel Lake and I'm quite fond of it. If nobody warns me against it, I will give it a try this summer.
And another one: crown of thorns, Euphorbia milii, is common in landscapes in subtropical Florida. I assumed it would tolerate light freezing, but my potted specimens lost all their leaves after I failed to bring them inside during the recent cold evenings. A lesson learned.
I love the look of fresh green leaves in the spring. These are from a disease-resistant American elm planted by the city along Scio Church Rd. If you're looking to plant a fast-growing shade tree, this is definitely worth considering.