Snowball Bush (Viburnum opulus 'Sterile')


on Wednesday, April, 28 2010 @ 02:19:45 pm (388 words)
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A lot of confusion exists over the snowball bush as this common name is used for several plants, including a variety of hydrangea. Furthermore, there is a difference in appearance between the wild Viburnum opulus and the cultivated one. more »

Busy Day In the Gardens


on Saturday, April, 24 2010 @ 12:53:46 am (1567 words)
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The weather forecast for this coming weekend calls for rains possibly beginning late Friday night. I have been sick with some type of upper respiratory tract infection; in other words a head cold, for the past week. I was reluctant to do much outside i… more »

Lilacs


on Wednesday, April, 21 2010 @ 11:04:46 pm (255 words)
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This has been the first spring in several years that did not see me covering the lilac bushes to prevent the cold from killing the buds. For the first time in several years we have not had a killing frost or freeze in ea… more »