Monday, June 13, 2011

Snowball Bush

With each passing day, the yard grows more alive with the blossoms of the season. In addition to our lilacs which have come and gone, and the peonies which will join us soon, we are enjoying the blossoms of several viburnum shrubs that we planted this spring - these beautiful 'snowball' bushes are in full blossom.

Here is one of our first bouquets of them. 

I love that they so closely resemble the hydrangea blossoms. We planted six this spring. 


35 comments :

  1. My next door neighbor has one next to her deck. When I walk along side the fence bordering our backyards, I can smell the blossoms. It is heavenly! I will be going to our local nursery tomorrow to pick up a few more annuals. I'll be looking for one (or seven) of these shrubs as well. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. hmmm gorgeous vibernum, had forgot about these lovely plants. well worth putting in the garden, so delightful!

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  3. I am going to the nursery tomorrow and picking a vibernum up. It's one of those plants I see and keep meaning to get. Tomorrow will be the day. Thanks for sharing Trina!

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  4. oh I love snowball bushes! It is my dream to live in a cool enough climate to have a crushed gravel meandering path through the garden swamped by snowball bushes either side. Heaven!

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  5. Oh, I just love these. They soften and pretty any room. Just perfect next to the bath. Jacqueline xx

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  6. These are one of my favorite flowering bushes. So cheerful and so generous!

    Your photographs are so sunny and happy.

    Sending a hug and a smile,

    Dawn

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  7. Your arrangement is just beautiful, Trina!

    XO,
    Janie

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  8. Viburnum oppulus 'Roseum' is my ALL time favorite one. And yes, you are right about them looking very similar to the Hydrandgea arborescens 'Annabelle'. Also one of my favorites! Beautiful pictures and love your blog :)

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  9. Trina, that little table in the bathroom is proving very useful for the latest blooms. Lovely pics. Robx

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  10. Our snowball bushes are done blooming, so it's wonderful to pop by here and see the lilacs and the other flowers one more time! I'll bet you guys are loving being able to be outside with your two little ones!

    Kat :)

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  11. They are just beautiful! Can't wait to see what's next!

    Kacie
    www.acollectionofpassions.blogspot.com

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  12. i really miss the snowballs, hydrangeas and lilacs, peonies, quince and redbuds that we grew back in the midwest....here in the arid and hot southwest, we can do no such thing.....thank you so much for sharing your beauties with us......

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  13. oh, so beautiful:). fresh flowers make for such a happy environment:).

    xoxo,
    Blair

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  14. Beautiful! Is that what you have around the dining patio?
    Dianne

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  15. Thank you for posting your beautiful snowball pictures, they are such a beautiful old garden favourite of mine. Love your photos, so serene. Patty/BC

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  16. when I was younger (much much younger) My parents had a "Snow-Ball Bush) too! We all loved it very much and always called it "The Snow-Ball Bush"
    KAT

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  17. So pretty! I just returned from a women's conference where we found vases of these beautiful blossoms on the tables in the dining hall.

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  18. Can you give me your green thumb? Haha!

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  19. trina,
    those are so beautiful, i must go find some for my garden. i planted my first hydrangea this year in a gorgeous hue of pink.
    how is momma & babies doing? thinking of you.
    judi

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  20. Oh, I love the snowball bush. My parents use to have one. It was one of my favorite's right along with the lilac bushes growing up. I love the bouquet you made out of the snowballs. My mom never done that, but I wish she would have. You're so lucky to be able to have some of my favorites, that here in the Houston, Tx area we can't have. These bushes require some really cold temps. and we just don't have that. I have all the tropicals and palms which I love also. Thanks for sharing the picture's. I loved looking at them.

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  21. Someday there will be a knock at your door and I will be standing there with a towel, asking if I can come soak in your tub :)

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  22. Your snowball bush blooms are beautiful!!! WE ahve one bush and it is so fragrant! I just posted about our hydrangeas! Come on over to see!!!! XO, Pinky

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  23. A beautiful bouquet. Mimi xx

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  24. The snowballs are such a blessing...it's so nice of them to show up just as the lilacs are leaving...very thoughtful of them! ;)
    Your bouquet is amazing...and so pretty and happy!
    xo J~

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  25. Gorgeous! I'm just starting to play with my flowers, taking cues (and cuttings!) from my farmer grandmother's garden. I'd love it if you stopped by sometime - http://bizandthebungalow.blogspot.com/search/label/garden

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  26. One of my favrite flowers. Check out my flower pictures!

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  27. beautiful! they look perfect in that vase on that table...!

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  28. Wow! My snowball bushes blooms have been gone for a couple of months. I wish I still had some. Carla

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  29. gorgeous - I simply must get some viburnum planted! Every time I see the snowball blooms I wonder how in the world they're not more closely related to hydrangeas :) love them!

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  30. Hmmm... I planted a Chinese snowball in early fall this year and no blossoms yet! Wonder if it takes them a few years to get going.

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