Blooming Bushes

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The best part of spring is the flowering shrubs.  The Loropetalum is one of the early bloomers.  It has a slight scent.

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Flowering Olive has tiny flowers with a big scent that drifts across the garden.  It will bloom on and off throughout the year.

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The flaming red Bottle Brush is a beacon that attracts hummingbirds in the spring.

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Azaleas are always a show stopper in these parts, inspiring communities to put on azalea trails.

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One bush that has it all is Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.  Each flower displays three different colors and it is heavily scented.

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This small tree had to be included for the fanciful flowers that hang from the Fringe Tree.

 

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11 Comments on “Blooming Bushes”

  1. Everything looks great! Loropetalum is one of my favorites. I think I am a bit too far south, but I am giving one a try. It seems to be suffering a bit, so I have loaded on the water and compost. Fingers crossed.

  2. mattb325 says:

    You have single plant that I like! The only one I can’t grow is the Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. I used to have it in my Sydney garden, but here in the mountains it only survives in a pot. That Loropetalum is just beautiful 🙂

    • The Loropetalum was very happy this year. It could have been the fertilizer. I never give it to them very often, as they have to be trimmed several times a year. I’d rather they didn’t grow so much.

  3. Jennifer says:

    How pretty. Very soon after I read this, my neighbor offered me some Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow and I was so excited .

  4. Loved these. I know of a tea love and a granddaddy gray beard. Are they the same?

  5. Lovely. That last one is exquisite. Does it have a fragrance too?


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