Caryopteris x clandonensis “Dark Knight”

20180825_101038I have a lot of pictures of this plant, and for a good reason.  Starting in mid-summer into early fall it is enshrouded in a cloud of deep-blue flowers with a halo of pollinators all around.

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Imposters!

20180913_203416I was nearly suckered as I was out in the garden taking some pictures.  But something about it made me take a closer look.  Something about those eyes…

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Liquidambar (Liquidambar styraciflua)

20151121_154124We inherited these trees when we moved into this house roughly a decade ago.  We actually had nine, but a desire to completely change the landscaping on the entire property has whittled that number down to two.  No regrets.

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