Whenever I visit Olbrich I come aways with more ideas than I can ever put to use. I also come away with a plant "lust list." This time it was actually a tree lust list! As if my garden has room for any more trees.
Maybe in a year or so when we can bring ourselves to take down some of our aging and ill trees. We don't have many in that category, but a 60-year-old tree will open up a lot of room for a young replacement. Among my current favorites at Olbrich:
An ornamental crabapple: Malus 'Coral Cascade'
Another ornamental crab: Malus 'Sutyzam' aka 'Sugar Tyme' Crabapple
I did not get the name of this one though it appears to be some variety of Larch
Dog Fennel: Eupatorium capillifolium 'Elegant Feather'. This is a native wetland plant but makes a great specimen that won't really get as big as a tree.
A Redbud, Cercis canadensis; possibly 'Forest Pansy
Quercus ellipsiodalis 'Bailskies' aka 'Majestic Skies' Northern Pin Oak. The shine and sharp edges on these leaves make this a very desirable tree in my book.