Monday, January 21, 2008


In case anyone (besides Oliver) is trying to figure out what this is, here's a better pic. Sara? Any ideas?


At January 22, 2008 at 12:51 PM , Blogger SaraGardens said...

Hm, that's squirm-makingly familiar. Is this a shrubby thing, tree-ish, or some third option? I do like its little chicken feet.

At January 22, 2008 at 1:03 PM , Blogger Ellen said...

I know. I think Oliver was onto something with that freeze-dried chick comment. It's shrubby, about 6 feet tall, but has undoubtedly been pruned regularly.

At January 22, 2008 at 5:31 PM , Blogger SaraGardens said...

I cheated - and I found this:

At January 22, 2008 at 7:08 PM , Blogger Ellen said...

All hail Sara Stopek, queen of plant identification, who has correctly shown the mystery shrub to be Kolwitzia amabalis (aka beautybush)! Thanks, Sara.

At January 24, 2008 at 4:22 PM , Blogger SaraGardens said...

As you can imagine, I'm deeply honored ;) and you're most welcome.

At January 25, 2008 at 2:05 PM , Blogger Gardener of La Mancha said...

I'm glad somebody found out. It was really bugging me. Kudos, Sarah.


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