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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday



Please join me for an Outdoor Wednesday with Susan at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com. Today my feature involves a few details about one of my favorite plants.


SWEET MOCK ORANGE or ENGLISH DOGWOOD

This is an old fashioned shrub. It has long, arching branches with rich green leaves covered with white flowers in the spring as if covered with twinkling lights.

The fragrance from the flowers will scent your whole yard. The white blooms last for several weeks. They are a popular flower for weddings.



After rain or high wind, this is what happens to the sweet little flowers. It looks a light snow has fallen, but they still smell nice.


I was blessed with this great plant about four years ago. It was just a tiny plant. My niece, Coloradolay, ordered them off the internet. Hers went to glory, and you can see what happened to mine. I love it and so thankful it has survived for me.

21 comments:

Ebie said...

Lovely flowers! I love the sweet scent overflowing the garden!

OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY

Angel Muly said...

That's so pretty, wish I could smell it!! Love and Blessings, Angel

Sailing Simply said...

Thank you for your kind comments! I also wish I could smell this flower, I will have to try and locate it at the garden centers. I love heavily scented bushes! It really is very large! So glad yours survived, it's beautiful!

The Thrifty Designer said...

What a beautiful plant. Now I wish I had one for the frangrance...you made it sound so tempting :)

Natasha said...

We have a mock orange plant here but it isn't like that one. Ours has tiny flowers and I use it in our hedges. Yours is beautiful with those big flowers.

Best wishes and happy Wednesday!
Natasha.

The Little Red Shop said...

They are just beautiful! I love white flowers!

I hope you're having a wonderful week!

: )

Julie M.

grey like snuffie said...

I always love the heavy scents of flowering bushes in the spring...beautiful.

Danica said...

Beautiful!!!

Happy Wednesday!

Bonnie said...

I am new to this blogging as well! I am thrilled that you are out here learning a new world! I would have never thought you were 80!

I enjoyed your pictures! I just love this time of year!

Ann said...

That is a beautiful bush! I wonder If it would grow in our zone 5. There's nothing like the scent filling the yard and house. Happy Outdoor Wed.

Oklahoma Granny said...

Such lovely flowers. It's too bad we don't have smell-o-blogs. I'm sure the air is sweet around your house.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello LV,

I love dogwood. The blossoms are so pretty. I am glad yours survived, it looks great.

~ Tracy

Sunny said...

I love white flowers, such a pretty plant.
Sunny :)

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

What a beatuiful bush! Those flowers are gorgeous!

JEANNE said...

Hi Meme, your pretty shrub looks very happy in your yard. I'm glad it didn't go to glory too. That makes me smile.

Enjoy your day and congrats to Debbie for winning the birdhouse. She will love it.

Hugs, Jeanne

Under Her Wings said...

You are just incredible! I can hardly wait till the next blog. Thank you for your energy and enthusiasm, and for showing off the beauty of God's garden. I'm certainly becoming a follower!

LDH said...

This is just a sweet bush! Happy to hear yours has done so well!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Such a pretty little flower. I love flowers - you would think I would know more about them than I do. Thanks for stopping by.

Sandy said...

Beautiful flowers and garden, loved the white ones! Thanks so much for stopping by and your kind comments. Hope you visit again soon.
Sandy

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous plant, LV.... Love those white blossoms. SO pretty!!! Glad it has done so well for you.

We've had a wonderful day today at the beach... Beautiful weather after the rain yesterday (clear, sunny, breezy, warm---PERFECT)...

Hugs,
Betsy

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Beautiful flowers and beautiful flowers! I wish I could smell them!