Trumpet Vine

My husband planted a trumpet vine by our old shed many years ago. I don’t remember ever seeing it bloom until this year. So far it has had three blooms, one after the other, with each bloom waiting to open until the previous bloom has died. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Daylilies

“A flower does not use words to announce its arrival to the world; it just blooms.”  Matshona Dhliwayo Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Japanese spirea

Native to Japan, Korea, and China, this shrub also is called Japanese Meadowsweet. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Another one and only

Of all the irises in our woodland garden, this was the only one that bloomed this year. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Spring foliage

This looks like Autumn foliage, doesn’t it? Actually, it’s the late Spring foliage of the Loropetalum shrub, also known as the Chinese Fringe Flower shrub. Earlier in the season the leaves were a dark purple color, but as the flowers faded, the leaves took on more of this Autumn-like hue.

The first and only

The first, and so far the only, yellow rose of the season… Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Tulip Poplar

There is a large Tulip Poplar tree behind our house and another one on our neighbor’s property, but this year I saw no blooms on either tree. However, on one of my walks I found blooms and pieces of blooms scattered in our drive and in the middle of our lane. Recent strong winds must…

Snowball Bush

Although it looks somewhat like a hydrangea, the snowball bush is a viburnum. The blooms start out green and then turn white. Our snowball bush was full of blooms this year, and our sweet neighbor girl asked if she could cut some for her mom. Of course I was glad for her to do so….

A little excursion

While my 91-year-old dad is sheltering in place with my sister about 30 miles away, his mountain cabin is sitting empty. A trusted neighbor keeps his eye on the property, but because we live only about a 15-to-20-minute drive from the cabin, we decided to take a little trip over just to check on things….