October 3rd, 2012

October 3rd, 2012 by Sherri

At the rear entrance to Russell House is a Flowering Dogwood {Cornus florida} that has red fall foliage as well as one of its best fruit sets in its history. Because the flower buds are less hardy that the rest of the tree, we rarely get many flowers or fruit. The red fruit is in clusters of three or four {sometimes more} and is devoured by many different species of birds. Growing under the Dogwood are two groundcovers, Chameleon Plant {Houttuynia cordata ‘Chameleon’} with pink, white and green leaves, and ‘Pink Pewter’ Spotted Dead Nettle {Lamium maculatum ‘Pink Pewter’} that is still blooming with many pink flowers and green foliage with white variegations.

Flowering Dogwood {Cornus florida}

Chameleon Plant {Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'} 'Pink Pewter' Spotted Dead Nettle {Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter'}

‘Pink Pewter’ Spotted Dead Nettle {Lamium maculatum ‘Pink Pewter’}

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