Edgeworthia in the Garden

Our Edgeworthia has come into beautiful, fragrant bloom in the spring garden.

I’ve updated last fall’s post on planting the shrub to include new photos of it in bloom. This step by step description on planting a shrub may be helpful to you if you’re planning to add shrubs to your garden this spring.

Simply buy daffodils in bloom, and “plant them in the green” around your shrub to protect its roots from voles; in place of the daffodil bulbs I recommended in September.

Finally, spring!

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Our Edgeworthia in February, its first spring in the garden.Our Edgeworthia in February, its first spring in the garden.

Early in the spring of 2013, friends invited me over to see their Hellebores in bloom.  We had discovered our common interest in these beautiful winter blooming perennials.

This was a special treat since they had just redone their garden, and they gave me a complete tour.  As we walked around, an unusually beautiful shrub, in full bloom, drew my attention.  “What is that? I’ve never seen anything quite like it!”

Our Edgeworthia in late February.Our Edgeworthia in late February.

Elegant smooth branches glowed in the afternoon light, each holding clusters of tiny creamy flowers.  This large, sculptural shrub commanded attention in the center of a network of pathways.

Our Edgeworthia open and fragrant, now, on March 15.Our Edgeworthia open and fragrant, now, on March 15.

This was the day I fell in love with Edgeworthia chrysantha We encountered one another again, only a few weeks later, at Homestead Garden…

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