Back to business...
The Hallowe'en tree I'm talking about isn't from the mind of Ray Bradbury but from the pages of a plant catalog I was flipping through. I hate those things, I try to throw them away as soon as I see them in the mail but this one snuck past me. They make me spend money. They make me spend lots of money on plants in an already crowded yard. All the pretty pictures of flowers and trees in full glorious bloom entice me, seducing me to grab my credit card while a make a list of what I want like some greedy child at Christmas time.
Gurney's Seed and Nursery Company. As described from their catalog:
"Delicate, heart-shaped foliage keeps changing; leaves emerge bronze to reddish purple, turn blue-green in summer and yellow to apricot in fall. Big surprise comes last—sweet, spicy aroma that’s compared to ginger cookies, caramel and cotton candy!"They had me at heart-shaped foliage. Can you imagine a tree like this in a yard haunt?! A tree that smells like the essence of fall?! Of course, I know that this picture is probably of a 50 year old specimen grown in an arboretum and what I get will be more or less a little twig with some spindly roots on it but what the hey, this seems to be truly a Hallowe'en fanatic's tree.
I'll keep posted on the progress...I ordered two :)
Direct link to Gurney's page for this tree.