Just back from a visit with our friend and mentor Dr. Michael Dirr in Athens, GA. Here are pictures of just a few of the plants he gave us over the last 30 years that are blooming now, February, at the nursery. His generosity and friendship grounded our nursery. At some point during those years we grew and offered these to interested gardeners, but as we've aged we've chosen to focus on hydrangeas. Go figure.
Clockwise from top: Magnolia xloebneri 'Ballerina'; Sycopsis sinensis; Magnolia xloebneri 'Merrill'; Sarcococca orientalis; Loropetalum chinese var. rubrum 'Zhuzhou Fuchsia'