Tuesday, 20 October 2015

The Cotton Candy Tree

It's my favourite time of year again, Autumn.  It's the fall foliage that does it for me.  I love summer's flowers but not nearly as much as I love the flame-like leaves of fall. 


Every October I visit all the local garden centres to see what I can add to my collection of foliage plants.  


Today I purchased this beautiful, glow-in-the-dark smoke bush called 'Cotton Candy'.


She is only little but BOY does she brighten up the garden.  I understand the name Cotton Candy comes from the frothy pink flowers that look a bit like smoke. 


I'll let you know next summer about the pink smoke.  Right now I am just enjoying the incredible luminosity of these autumn leaves. 



6 comments:

  1. What a fabulous find Debs - love the brightness of the colour - you have inspired me to take a trip to the local garden centre too …

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    1. Now is the best time to shop for next year's fabulous foliage! : D

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  2. I could do with one of those in my garden at the moment to brighten up this grey, wet morning!

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    1. It would certainly brighten up the dullest day. : )

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  3. Beautiful! Doesn't cotton candy come from resembling candy floss?

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    1. You are absolutely right, Simone. In the States candy floss is called cotton candy. 😊

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