Here it is, just like when I planted it, minus some leaves.
This garden is on hold until spring, when I'll fill it out, but in the meantime, I am happy that I chose plants well--not always a guarantee with me--especially with this Itea. Look at that color--and it's holding its leaves in this brutal cold!
The Clethra is not as impressive, though, full disclosure, I let the plant get a little water stressed in its pot before I planted it. Of the two varieties, one is definitely more attractive, but this is where my not-always-choosing the right plants comes out.