A Must Have In the Garden: Callicarpa Beautyberry Bush

Callicarpa commonly known as Beautyberry is a beautiful shrub grown for its bright almost neon purple berries that show up in late summer when everything else is dying back.   There are over 140 species of the Callicarpa. The American beautyberry C. americana is native to the southeastern part of the United States. The plant… [Read More]

What’s Blooming in October

I’ll admit that most of my plants bloom in the spring and early summer. However, I have one in particular that looks its best just as we are about to get our first snowflakes. Callicarpa dichotoma ‘Early Amethyst’  or Purple Beauty Berry is a stunner in the garden this time of year.  It’s a deciduous bush… [Read More]