Friday, June 23, 2017

Purple Smoke

 My purple smoke FINALLY grew up.   :)

Here is a closeup of the delicate leaves that resemble smoke.


We planted this tree 20 years ago, and it finally is tall enough to be considered an adult.  LOL!!

It was not growing for the longest time so my husband and son ran over it with the lawnmower, and the next spring it grew about two feet.  :)  LOL!!

This actually is a tree, but looks like a bush.

I am just happy it finally got a bit larger.

I like the smoky, fuzzy leaves.

Does anyone else have a purple smoke in their yard?

23 comments:

  1. It is a fun plant/tree. :)

    Thanks for stopping.

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  2. I've never heard of or seen a purple smoke. I wonder if it grows in this part of the country.

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    1. Not sure, but they are pretty.

      Let us know if you find out.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathy.

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  3. Oooh! That is beautiful! Does it leave a mess on the lawn at all, or is it pretty contained? (I've been making a list of the plants I want when I finally move out of this townhouse into an actual house!) :)

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    1. No mess at all.

      It stays like that way into October and not sure where the leaves go. LOL!!

      Thanks for stopping, Erica.

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  4. I have not heard of the tree before - it's very interesting.
    Ann

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    1. It is different.

      When the rain stops, I will try to get a close up of the fuzzy part.

      Thanks for stopping, Cozy in Texas.

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  5. Its beautiful and how funny about the lawn mower, sounds like they shocked it away with such a pruning.

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    1. LOL..I know.

      We thought it was a goner, but so surprised when it came back to life.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathryn.

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  6. What a lovely bush/tree! I hadn't heard of it before, but now would like one for my garden. An internet search found it is available in Australia and a bonus is that it is drought/frost tolerant.

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    1. Yippee - great research.

      You will have to keep me posted about how yours survives.

      Thanks for stopping, Yvonne.

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    1. It is very pretty.

      Real airy and light.

      Thanks for stopping, Carole Rae.

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    1. Thanks, Mystica, and thanks for stopping.

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  9. I love the purple smoke! Great photos. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It is a pretty plant and different.

      I am not sure where I originally saw it.

      Thanks for stopping, Laurel.

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  10. I have never heard of this tree but it's lovely!

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    1. It is pretty.

      We had to wait a long time for it to mature, but it was worth it. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Susanne.

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  11. How pretty, Elizabeth! It seems to be thriving. :)

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    1. Yes....finally. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Suko.

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  12. These are beautiful! I've never seen this plant - or if I have, it doesn't look familiar. But, wow! Great pictures. :)

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    1. Thanks, Rissi.

      It is different and starts conversations. :)

      Thanks for stopping.

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