Welcome To The Blog That Gives You The Plant Grower's Perspective!

Tim Tosovsky

Recent Posts

Aronia Arbutifolia Brilliantissima / Red Chokeberry (Review)

Posted by Tim Tosovsky

Aronia Arbutifolia Brilliantissima/Red Chokeberry (Review)

This deciduous shurb has it all. Fruit for birds, nectar for insects, cover for wildlife and multi-season beauty. Clusters of spring blooming white to pinkish flowers provide loads of nectar for pollinators. Dense clusters of glossy red fruit follow the flowers. The fruit ripens in late summer and persists through winter. the glossy foilage turns brilliant red in autumn, making it terrific altermative to the non-native, burning bush (Euonymus alatus).

Read More

Tags: Plants, Trees

Best Shade Tree For Fall Color--Maple October Glory (Review)

Posted by Tim Tosovsky

What's the best shade tree for fall color?? Maple October Glory, of course.

These trees are ideal for landscaping and grow fast requiring minimal attention. October Glory maple trees quickly mature into an oval shape, reaching up 40 – 50 feet with a spread of 25’ – 30’ making them excellent shade trees. In the spring they produce red flowers and in the summer they have dark green leaves. The picture to the left show’s some of the most intense red foliage in the fall of all maples. October Glory retains their leaves later in the season than other deciduous trees, which provides a longer display.

Read More

Tags: Plants, Trees, Fall