Planter garden in Bloom
Tulipa 'Black Hero'
Mass Planting of Fothergilla major 'Mt. Airy' at Putnam Park Entrance
The fothergilla planting at the entrance to Putnam Park is in full bloom. We used it to replace a hedge of the invasive burning bush, Euonymus alatus about 5 or 6 years ago. Fothergilla major 'Mt Airy' boasts fragrant bottle brush flowers in May and claret-red fall foliage which competes admirably with the fall foliage of the burning bush. We selected the 'Black Hero' tulip this year because it would contrast well against the light grey granite planter.