Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fall Color in the Garden!


Early on in our marriage and after we bought our house, we went to visit our friends, Norm and Marilyn in central Pennsylvania.  The Herbal Husband and I always loved the fall colors along the Turnpike and in the countryside.  He spotted this beautiful bush with brilliant red color on the highway, in a nursery, somewhere.  He said we have to get one for our yard.  Well, you guess it.  We got home and we already had one in the yard!  It is Euonymus alatus or Winged Euonymus and it is on the invasive plant list for Pennsylvania!  This bush is a monster now and its main insect pest is scale.  It has seeded underneath, but as yet it has not seeded anywhere else in the garden.  Now I just have to convince The Herbal Husband if it does start seeding in other areas of the garden to pull them out!  Hope you have some beautiful foliage color wherever you may be! 

2 comments:

comfrey cottages said...

such gorgeous color:)

lemonverbenalady said...

I was with a friend today whose son-in-law loves this shrub. So I guess it's a guy thing! Thanks as always for stopping by Leslie!