When I installed an oversized window in the front of my house, letting in lots of beautiful light, I found myself feeling a little “exposed” to the outside world. And I really didn’t want to look out across the street to my neighbor’s yard. The decision to buy great blinds was very effective for the nighttime. But I needed something more for the day.
I turned to a fellow plant person for some advice. She suggested a Japanese Snowbell, or Styrax japonicus, as I wanted a tree that only grew to a certain size, to go with my rather small house. I wasn’t familiar with the tree but I took a chance.
And here she is, two years later, strutting her stuff and doing a swell job: providing me with beauty to view and a “curtain” against the world. And she’s getting prettier every day! You can grow your own view, too.