Southern Indiana Living

MAR-APR 2014

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silivingmag.com • 9 Established in 1943 "Your Old-Fashioned Hardware Store" 65 of years of Helpful Service Marvin and Louise Alstott 200 South Capitol Corydon, IN 47112 Alstott's Hometown Hardware Store 812-738-2266 June Carolina Allspice (Calycanthus fori- dus) 'Michael Lindsey' — Oh my good- ness talk about sweetness. The native Calycanthus emotes spicy fragrance, with the cultivar 'Michael Lindsey' the best. Its reddish-brown fowers will begin air-mailing perfume in ear- ly summer and is especially fragrant on June days when the air is heavy. July Pink Summersweet (Clethra alni- folia) — Best planted in groups for full efect, the cultivar 'Pink Spire' has fuzzy, fragrant shell-pink fow- ers that will last for much of July. It prefers semi-shade. Butterfies love it. Your neighbors will drool over it. Try to stay humble. August Bush Clover (Lespedeza thunbergii) — Way too commonly considered a commodity only eaten by cows, this very reliable fve-foot shrub ofers great, arching rose-purple fowers in late summer. It does very well in full sun and lousy soil. All you do to maintain it is cut it to the ground each spring. September Japanese Anemone (Anemone X hy- brid) — So OK, your space is a little more limited and you need some smaller fall color. The lovely Japa- nese anemone ofers pink, purple, white and red fowers in the fall on long delicate stems rising above large green leaves. Light shade is best. They also have showy seed heads adding to their charm. October Beautyberry (Callicarpa dichotoma) — Another plant that elicits almost- gasps of amazement, the beautyberry tosses up arching stems flled with hundreds of glowing purple berries every fall. All you do to rejuvenate is cut it down to ground every spring. It's that simple. November Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) — This Thanksgiving wonder has hundreds of bright red berries to be enjoyed by you, and later the hungry cedar wax wings. If your space is tight go with the cultivar "Red Sprite" which only gets three feet tall. It does require the male pollinator cultivar "Jim Dandy." They make a great couple. December Japanese Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera) 'Gold- en Mop' — Sure, it sounds like a king's kitchen utensil but this semi-dwarf conifer turns golden yellow in winter and holds at a three-to fve-foot ball. It's a real show near the winterberry. • Left: Arum. Below: Whitchhazel. MarchApril 2014.indd 9 2/23/14 8:29 PM

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