Last weekend we visited Well's Medina Nursery (more on that in another post) where I met my new plant crush. Look at the new bronze-tinged golden foliage and the zowie red new stems. Can you guess what it might be?
Does this image of a mature leaf help?
Here it is looking all dramatic this evening.
Have you figured it out yet? Maybe this has been around and you already know what it is. In addition to this foliage, it also blooms.
This image by Susan Bailey was borrowed from the JC Raulston Arboretum website. You've probably guessed by now.
Did you guess? My favorite plant...this week is Camellia x williamsii 'Golden Spangles'
If you guessed anywhere in the first four pictures, you deserve a pat on the back so go ahead, reach around and do that right now. If you didn't guessed when you saw the bloom, give yourself a hug. If you didn't know after you saw the tag in the last photo, perhaps a visit to the eye doctor is in order and seriously, let's not do any driving for a while o.k?
The Favorite Plant...This Week meme is sponsored by Loree at Danger Garden. Visit her blog to see her favorite and to find links to other bloggers' faves.
May your weekend be filled with great garden adventures. If you're in the area, The Rhododendron Species Garden annual Spring sale at Weyerhauser in Federal Way starts on Friday at 3:00, The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon Spring Plant sale, Hortlandia, opens on Saturday at 10:00 in Portland, and the Northwest Perennial Alliance Sale is on Sunday at 9:00 in Seattle.