Willow catkins just get more interesting the closer you look.
“Louis Raymond experiments in his own gardens like
a mad scientist, searching out plants that most people have
never seen before & figuring out how to make them perform.” - The Boston Globe
“…Louis Raymond ensures that trees can grow in Brooklyn…
or just about any other place where concrete consumes
the dirt and skyscrapers shield the sunshine.” - USA Today
For this diminutive plant I gladly lay stomach-down on sopping wet grass in tonight's chilly 50-degree drizzle. To be prostrate before such decisive and thrifty beauty: Can there be a bigger honor, a greater pleasure?
Shell-pink flowers, generously-sized, and on a graceful bush grown as much for leaves as flowers, Royal azalea is the azalea to have in Summer as well as Spring gardens.