This time, it will be different. I will fulfill my list!!!
They have a photo of a 5 year old clump of these that took my breath away!!BLACK BEAUTY, 1957Though absolutely gorgeous – with 15-40 turk’s-cap flowers of dark raspberry narrowly edged in silver – ‘Black Beauty’ is even more prized for its wonderful vigor and long life in all sorts of gardens. In fact, you’ll often hear it called “indestructible.”
2. Daylily Peony Display
3. Primula aricula Viennese Waltz
from Bluestone Perennial:
Rosettes of thick evergreen leaves. Flowers of unusual colors which run to purples, greens and near brown are produced on 6" stems.
4. Ornamental Corn 'Field of Dreams'
from National Garden Bureau:
How ironic?? In the midst of corn country USA?? It's gorgeous!
5. Crataegus viridis 'Winter King'
Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs, "Excellent choice as a small ornamental tree or for use against an evergreen background."
I began noticing something about those who tend to have visits from songbirds in the winter: they have Hawthorn trees. I have few trees, but the ones I do have, have been planted for birds. Crabapples, evergreens and viburnums. Now, Hawthorns are on the list. Then, I will have house wrens and titmice and woodpeckers. Now, all I get are hawks and meadowlarks. BORING!!!