Heart’s A Bustin’ on Valentine’s Day
I totally meant to actually schedule this post and write something more formal but I forgot I had even drafted this to begin with! Euonymus americanus, also known as strawberry bush or hearts-a-bustin’, is a really cool native shrub that comes over into east Texas. Unfortunately it is also known as Deer Candy so it isn’t something we really really grow, though I do have one in a pot on the potting bench that I am hoping to possibly grow in my perimeter bed in the edible garden once we get that finalized (someday).
But, I hope your heart’s are a bustin with love for someone, or at least for nature, today!
What a gorgeous plant! I think I might have a photo of one of these in the bud stage. When I came across the name ‘strawberry bush,’ silly me thought, “Oh, that can’t be right.” But maybe it is. I hope your Valentine’s Day was a good one!
By the way, I saw you were at the last Watson board meeting. Do you attend on a regular basis?