by Shon Cameron
Alert! If flowers are your favorite… now is the time to come see Smith-Gilbert. As March transitions into April, the Garden is exploding with brilliant colors. Our beautiful deciduous magnolias and bright daffodils are leading the way into spring. Come see firsthand the difference a month can make in the garden world!
This month’s staff pick comes with a word of caution. However, don’t let that dissuade you from adding this tree to your landscape. As with many worthy, but lesser known plants this is the tale of a majestic tree that is often over looked even here at the Garden. May I introduce you to the Tung Oil Tree. For those scientifically inclined, the Latin name is Aleurites fordii and it is part of the Euphorbia Family (Euphorbiaceae). Our incredible specimen resides on the slope just above the bee hives. Perhaps that’s why sometimes it’s overlooked. (more…)