Tag: Red twig dogwood
Welcome Stick Season: In Praise of Beautiful Bark & Colorful Twigs
Cornus sericea : Fire in Ice In New England, winter is often referred to as stick season. Itâ€™s not a term of endearment. November, December, January and February are long, dark months, and by March we are truly longing for the green leaves that wonâ€™t appear â€˜til May. Six months is a long time to live without color and […]Read More
Brightening the Winter Landscape with Bold Bark & Colorful Conifers . . .
A Shot of Luminous Color in the Wintry Landscape: Cornus sericea Lights Up the Entry Garden in January It’s easy to create a colorful garden in June, but can beds and borders still be bright in January? Of course! While undoubtably more subdued than midsummer, a midwinter landscape can include a complex variety of hues. […]Read More
On a Cold, Wet November Morning the Red Twigs of Tartarian Dogwood are Still Burning Bright…
Tartarian dogwood, (Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’), at Ferncliff in November… There’s nothing like a dose of brilliant scarlet color to lift the spirits in dreary weather! On this damp, grey November morning, the twigs of Tartarian dogwood glow like red-hot embers in a bonfire. Isn’t it spectacular? Nature can be quite the artiste! This glorious woody […]Read More