Tag: Amsonia illustris (Ozark Bluestar)

  • Welcoming October’s Fire

     Viburnum trilobum ‘Bailey Compact’ with Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’ along the Secret Garden Walk  With fiery colors peeking through a misty, morning shroud, October began on a moody note today. The Cranberrybush (Viburnum trilobum ‘Bailey Compact’) has turned the brightest shade of red that I can ever remember and beyond, Fragrant Abelia (Abelia mosanensis) and […]

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  • A Garden of Beautiful, Magical Surprises: Meet the Hummingbird Moth …

    A Hummingbird Moth (Hemaris thysbe) samples Ozark Bluestar nectar (Amsonia illustris) Out early in the garden this morning, I stopped to photograph the Ozark Bluestar (Amsonia illustris), blooming along the path. I wanted to share springtime images of this beautiful, native perennial, which I often feature in my garden designs. In autumn, Amsonia turns chartreuse, followed […]

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