Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Showing a little Husky Pride

So, I work out at the UW's Intramural Activities Building (often dubbed as the "IMA") and each fall, I look forward to the new crop of young college hotties and the abundant fruit and fabulous color effect on a large scale planting of beautyberry!

IMA with Callicarpa

Whoever planned and designed this planting scheme is quite clever as very few plants can ever match a school's colors so effectively (in this case, purple and gold)!!

Callicarpa Profusion fall color DSC07106

This is Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii 'Profusion'
. Readily available and popular at nurseries at this time of year because of plantings such as this at the UW. They are easily grow in most well-drained soils in full sun or part shade and are perfectly hardy and suited for our area.