The latest addition to my garden is this unusual looking specimen known as Corylus avellana Contorta or Harry Lauder's Walking stick. It probably goes without saying that I did not buy it for it's spectacularly beautiful foliage. Yep, it's supposed to look like this in the summer.
It was chosen to add "winter interest" to the east side of the house. There used to be three flowering plums over there that moved on to shrub heaven last year. It has been looking pretty bare since then.
Come winter, when the leaves fall off, and the snow flies, I am pretty sure all these crazy, wacky, twisted, branches are going to look pretty cool.
The next garden addition will be some kind of small decorative tree to replace the weeping cherry in front. Right now I am trying to decide between another weeping cherry with pink flowers this time OR a weeping redbud. Decisions, decisions. What's your favorite specimen for a decorative tree that is hardy for zones 5-6? I want to learn from your collective gardening experience. Take your time thinking. Replacement will not happen until the fall.