Glowing Shrub

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Margaret: “Golden cutleaf staghorn sumac ‘Tiger Eyes’ is the glowing thing, nestled into the shoulder of a group of ‘Agincourt Beauty’ lilacs, beside a small toolshed. The green big blob on the foreground right of the photo is the recently damaged Aesculus parviflora, bottlebrush buckeye. This photo shows the side that didn’t get damaged. That is the big grass border in the far distance…and another apple tree to right of grass border in far background. Your axis in the photo is looking west and a teeny bit north, but from back yard (not house). I see the lilacs, ‘Tiger Eyes’ and so forth from my dining room, bath, bedroom (all on west side of house), looking out to the Ilex verticillata border, which is not in this photo but would be a distance to the left of the big grass border in the left background (out of the frame).”

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It’s a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it’s time to reflect on what’s come before.

~Mitchell Burgess in Northern Exposure

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TC August 26, 2008, 5:06 pm

I’m growing two ‘Tiger Eyes’ both of which are in full sun, next to my gravel driveway. One was backed over, and is growing crooked. What would you use to get it back on the “straight and narrow?” They are really bright aren’t they? Almost neon green/yellow at times. Now they’re beginning the fall color show and changing to reddish orange.

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