Monday, October 12, 2009

Beautiful Beautyberry

While looking for pansies to plant in the windowboxes--(why does everyone sell stinky "ornamental" cabbages, and this year no pansies???)--we came across an "Early Amethyst Beautyberry", Callicarpa dichotoma 'Early Amethyst'.

It is now planted in what-was-left-of-the-topsoil pile, to the right of the driveway. I don't know if this will be its permanent home, but it was so pot-bound I had to cut the pot away, and it needed water and something to spread roots in.

The berries are really beautiful, and it should have pink flowers next summer too.

I must mulch it well, and remember to cut it back in spring.

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