I passed the Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH) exam this week! I am so excited because I got 100% on the plant ID section, the part I studied the most. I was almost tricked by the Katsura tree. I stared and stared at it, but nothing came to mind. The leaves were bigger than the ones we have at the nursery. I couldn’t place that tree, until I leaned into the foliage, breathed deeply and caught the faintest whiff of cotton candy! That’s the katsura. A sweet and beautiful tree!