One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Ceercis canadensis, our Redbud!
See, I have this gut feeling that it's better to plant native than nonnative plants. I love many Asian plants, grow Australian, South Aftican, and South American plants in the garden in Florida, but I can't help but feel that if you can choose a native, it's the right thing to do. The snag that I...we...run into is that so many Asian plants so far outshine their North American versions that I almost descent into defensiveness....Well. Our Redbud trumps the Asian Redbuds. In the Asian Collections we have lots of Asian species, selections, hybrids. They're all nice; I love pretty nearly alll plants, but this is the nicest one.