burning bush lighting it up
burning bush is an ornamental shrub that goes pretty much unnoticed all year, and then for two or three glorious weeks of autumn is becomes spectacular. not unlike spring forsythia, or lilacs i suppose. green, lumpy, blobs of bushes that have three weeks of fame each year. at three-week intervals, it only takes 17 said bushes to make for one hell of an interesting year. in climates far more moderate than ours, i am sure this is already a reality. but here in the north, we have to settle for a year’s worth of pageantry crammed into 8 months. even with all the competition, burning bush is still a crowd-pleaser.
burning bush in autumn colors (Euonymus alatus)