Patricia Bennett


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Purple Heliotrope

Purple Heliotrope at Cylburn Arboretum, 8x8", Patricia Bennett
Spring is arriving at Cylburn Arboretum.

Jennifer Torrence, Master Gardener at Cylburn Arboretum, gave me a tour of Cylburn Arboretum's plants and trees in late February.  She pointed out the fascinating "heliotropes", and the snow drops, which were already blooming.  Another early bloomer is the bright yellow witch hazel bush.

The heliotrope is a fascinating space-age looking plant.  The blooms are either purple or green or white, and can have stripes in them.

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