July 2, 2024


Smoke bushes, Cotinus, are among my favorite of small trees - they have superlative color, appealing form, and look excellent in the gardens.

I have many smoke bushes around my Bedford, New York farm - paired with London plane trees in an allée through a hay field, 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, and near the front entrance to the property where family and friends can see their beauty right away.

Here are some photos, enjoy.