Get tips for selecting plants that are not only beautiful, but reliable and durable at the spring garden symposium at Fernwood Botanical Garden. Speakers include Carolyn Mullet, Scott Ogden, Lauren Springer Ogden, and James Barilla.
New leaves on this Indian bean tree emerge wine colored to chocolate, segueing to green in summer. White flowers are lavender-tinged. Though it can reach 40 to 50 feet tall and wide, it can be pruned hard to keep it shrubby. Zones 5-9. forestfarm.com
A look at the Japan Bloom Fair that was held earlier this month in New York, showcasing the wide range of cut flowers available for export from Japan to the United States, including new varieties for 2012.