Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Mystery Bush

It is really neat to constantly be discovering things about my property, and watch mysteries turn into solved mysteries. Here's another one. This is a small bush that was by my front door. (Between the basil plants under buckets in an earlier post about the last freeze.) I saved it from destruction as I was clearing the area to plant herbs because it just looked like something that might have been put there on purpose.

The leaves have red edges and are prickly/furry on the back. I can't find it in the only books I have, Peterson's Trees and Shrubs or Peterson's Wildflowers. I'm guessing, because it's not a wildflower. Anyhow - any thoughts?


  1. I think it's an Astilbe.

    Here's a link:

    How fun!

  2. Could you shoot a closeup of the leaves?