Sunday, June 12, 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 :

Pam said...

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!

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

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

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

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!

Bespoke Letterpress Boutique said...

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!

JACK AND GEORGIE said...

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

Rose H (UK) said...

So beautiful!

country girl said...

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

pve design said...

glorious!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your arrangement is just beautiful, Trina!

XO,
Janie

April said...

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 :)

Robynne's Nest said...

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

Melissa said...

Oh, I love them so!

Snappy Di said...

They're beautiful!

Di

Low Tide High Style said...

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 :)

Kacie said...

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

Kacie
www.acollectionofpassions.blogspot.com

joanne said...

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......

Blair said...

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

xoxo,
Blair

Anonymous said...

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

Violets Are Blue said...

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

KAT said...

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

donna rae said...

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.

Cynthia@Beach Coast Style said...

Ahhh those are so pretty!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Can you give me your green thumb? Haha!

judi said...

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

Paula Jo @ Outdoor Garden Decor said...

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.

aBroad said...

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 :)

Designs By Pinky said...

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

Mimi said...

A beautiful bouquet. Mimi xx

24 Corners said...

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~

Biz said...

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

Savories of Life said...

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

Rebecca Malone said...

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

Carla said...

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

Jodi said...

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!

Carissa @ Pretty/Hungry said...

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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