Forgive me for the second post in a row from Connecticut, but while visiting one of my best friends, Miyako Kinoshita, last week in New Milford, I was stopped in my tracks by her gorgeous Black Lace elderberry (Sambucus nigra ‘Eva’, USDA Hardiness Zones 4-7), and I insisted that she had to submit it for the GPOD. Doesn’t hurt that Miyako and her husband Brian just finished rehabbing their patio area, and it’s looking fabulous.
Miyako says, “I was given this bush about 5 years ago from one of my dear friends, Michelle. Back then, there was no patio, and I just planted it, thinking I may move it when I find a good permanent place. It loved the location at once, and told me there is no way it’s moving. Now it is our focal point in our new patio which our friends helped us build. I love the plant so much, it just is great 3 seasons, and attracts some birds and insects.” Gorgeous. Sometimes the plant knows best, eh?
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