The Seventh Day of Christmas—Bright White Plants

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me, Seven Swans a Swimming.    These swans remind me of beautiful white plants.  Plants that are elegant and royal, like the Mallorn tree, the  treasured elven tree  described by JRR Tolkien.   “Its bark was silver and smooth, and its boughs somewhat upswept after the manner of the beech; but it never grew save with … Continue reading The Seventh Day of Christmas—Bright White Plants

Korean Fir ‘Silberlocke’

Silver in the garden is something special.  In our society it’s gold that wins first place, but in the world of gardens I think silver takes the prize.  This Korean Fir, like others, has needles with silvery undersides.  However, unlike other firs, the needles on this tree turn upward, showing off the soft, glistening foliage and giving it the appearance that it’s been dusted with … Continue reading Korean Fir ‘Silberlocke’