June 22, 2023

The Smoke Bushes at Cantitoe Corners

Smoke bushes, Cotinus, are among my favorite of small trees. They have superlative color, appealing form, and look excellent in the gardens, especially with their fluffy, hazy, smoke-like puffs that appear this time of year.

I always try to incorporate unique and interesting plantings into all my gardens. I have many smoke bushes around my Bedford, New York farm - in the sunken garden behind my Summer House, around my pool, in the beds outside my Tenant House where my daughter and grandchildren stay when they visit, outside my main greenhouse, and lining both sides of the long carriage road that runs through one of my hayfields - a gorgeous allée of dark burgundy Cotinus.

All the smoke bushes are looking so gorgeous and lush - here are some photos, enjoy.