Before we get to traffic stopping, heart pounding, plants on the side of the road can you please help me to identify the above plant? It is growing in the same garden I will feature today and my friend Helga would surely like to know what it is. It has not bloomed, is about 5-6 feet tall, and has been growing in her garden over one year.
Christy (a local reader and gardening friend) has identified this mystery plant as Paulonia tree, aka Princess tree and I agree. It is indeed an invasive exotic as Randy commented below.
Now to traffic stopping, heart pounding WHITE! I was visiting my really good gardening friend Angie, when I decided to stop by my other really good gardening friend's house as they both live in the same neighborhead-imagine that! As I was driving to the house I saw this brilliant, and I mean BRILLIANT, white on the hillside behind Helga's house and wow!
I could scarcely contain myself because I just had to know what the white plant was that was growing so beautifully with the crepe myrtles. Helga just smiled and said, "It is Snow on the Mountain. Hasn't it gotten large?" Note: Snow on the Mountain is a common name for several plants but this one happens to be Euphorbia marginata. Wow is all I can say. At one time Helga had given me a plant or two of this lovely but mine died out. I don't think I have enough sun for it. Some people say this plant takes over but when I searched Dave's Garden the biggest complaint about this plant seemed to be the irritating sap you can get on your hands if you work around this plant. So, if you grow this beware and wear protection. I love how this plant shines when everything else seems to be slowing down for the season.
Helga also has some lovely Lycoris radiata blooming....
in the garden....
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