That is to say, I have a strong penchant for plants with golden leaves. Whether evergreens or deciduous plants, whether shrubs or grasses, the golden-leaved specimens are bound to catch my eye first when I'm shopping at the garden center. They bring cheer to your landscaping, rain or shine.
In today's featured article I look specifically at 'Gold Mound' spirea. Like 'Gold Flame' spirea, the cultivar name says it all. But Gold Mound doesn't bear golden leaves year-round. The golden color peaks for me here in New England in April. After that, it morphs to chartreuse for most of the rest of the growing season. In autumn, it changes into another new set of duds, which I describe (picture included) in my article.
Being deciduous, it's bare in winter. But I don't want to dwell on that. We're getting to that point in the succession of the seasons where I start to dread the "w" word once again.
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