Slide Show: Baby, It’s Getting Cold Outside
Edgeworthia chrysantha has lush, tropical-looking foliage that turns yellow in autumn before dropping. In winter, shimmery white buds gradually open to reveal wonderfully fragrant, yellow flowers that last for months.
Mahonia x media ‘Winter Sun’ – a winter-flowering hummingbird magnet. This evergreen shrub produces sprays of sunny yellow flowers, is fragrant and even offers modest drought-tolerance to the mix. Who wouldn’t want this in thei
Witch hazel’s buds look like embryonic little reindeer antler buds. So pretty.
The past few chilly nights in Portland have clearly signaled the changing season. The leaves are turning brilliant and starting to carpet the ground. The ground is damp, our breath is a little frosty, the smell of wood smoke is in the air. My hands got seriously cold the other evening while planting the last of my tulip bulbs. While planting said tulip bulbs, I noticed innumerable plump clusters of flower buds on one of my favorite shrubs: Edgeworthia chrysantha (paperbush)...