New Green Sights

Unseen before at Coppertop, a couple of new sights jumped out at me today, one quite literally.

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The other was a surprise Pieris japonica bordering the pond. How had I not noticed this evergreen bush and its heady fragrance in the 2+ years we’ve lived here? In almost full shade, it holds just a few flower clumps yet plenty of new growth. Perhaps it blended in so well with the glossy english (or cherry) laurel.

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Through the black arches and to the right, the newly-planted quartet of pieris are settling into their new home.

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So much green is mind boggling. Yet there’s more, as our surrounding green enclosure of trees begins to leaf out.

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2 thoughts on “New Green Sights

  1. Coppertop is looking beautiful! Piers japonica is one of my favorites, and bloomed beautifully this year in California.. Also makes a long-lasting cut flower, drooping gracefully over the side of a vase. What a nice surprise! Heard any croaking yet?

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    • Too strange that I walk by the pieris daily and never noticed it! Yes, lots of frogsong which makes sense when I learned another name for the pacific tree frog is pacific chorus frog. Hahahaha You’ll hear them this summer!

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