Smoketree 1

Cotinus coggyria: Smoking in the garden

Slow growing. Too big for a shrub and too small for a tree. Straggly. Did I say really slow growing? Smoketrees can get a lot of heat from picky gardeners.┬áBut when the setting sun lights up their panicles in a shimmering nimbus how can you think otherwise than your garden is all the more miraculous…