Monday, March 29, 2010

Viburnum


My office was complete dismantled for several days so hubby could put in a new floor. The new floor is nice, I must admit. I also must admit that I nearly went crazy without my computer. Addicted? Seemingly. Determined not to whine, I hitched up my "big girl britches" to help him as best I could so that the task could be finished asap. During those times he didn't need an extra hand I would go outside (when it wasn't raining) and see how the viburnum was doing.


The couple of branches that have blooms are filling in nicely. The buds you saw a week or so ago are opening to reveal the most exquisite purple and chartreuse green. Bird Girl called this a Korean Spicebush, or viburnum carlesii. Thanks for the ID, Bird Girl (please check out her wonderful blog, My Bird Tales)

These colors!

Delicate as glass.


My Sunny Friend Eve and I shared a remarkable lunch and outing last week. Her photos look so much like mine that I need to find some different ones to post! While I sort them out please enjoy the viburnum. I'm SO GLAD to be back online!!! Happy Spring, all.

13 comments:

Bo said...

Wow, I'm in love with your viburnum. I love, love, love how those tiny purple thingies pop out of the flower in the first photo.

With all the flowers I photograph and all the nature-loving I do, you'd THINK I would know the proper terms for flower parts. But nooooooo, I'm happy to go along and refer to them as "thingies".

Sad? Mmm- maybe distracted by life is more like it!

Bo Mackison said...

Hey - glad your floor is all solid and right on , too!

I've been thinking of ripping out an icky green carpet left over from my kids' occupation, and putting down a bamboo floor. Still in the thinking right now, but it would be nice...

Di said...

Debi, I especially love the first photo! Happy Spring and happy new floor. ;) Hope you have a wonderful week. Diana

Eve said...

These are gorgeous Debi the photographer made them even more so!!
See you tomorrow!!!

Bird Girl said...

Hi Debi! I think you may have misunderstood my comment - yikes. I have the Viburnum carlesii and it smells so good you can not believe it! But mine doesn't have those bright, dark pink stamens! (they sure are beautiful) So I'm not sure what you have there.Here is a link to the one I have http://www.mobot.org/GARDENINGHELP/PLANTFINDER/plant.asp?code=G210
It's an early bloomer for here in PA - like April. I'll keep looking to try and figure what you have there - it sure is pretty and you do know how to photograph it!
Thanks for your nice comment about my blog and glad you are back to your computing ;-)

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Oops! I sure did misread your comment - mea culpa! Okay, if anyone knows what kind of luscious viburnum this is I would be appreciative. Or...I'll just have to come up with a name for it. Purple Luscious Viburnum. Name That Viburnum and win a print!

Daniel Spurgeon said...

Hi Debi, the second photo is my favorite of this set. I am so glad that Spring is here!

blog with no name said...

Lovely flowers! Does the floor look as good?

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

HA! Yes, in its own darkish woody way, the floor is exquisite! LOL!

chasity said...

i love viburnum...
your photos are lovely.

The Garden Ms. S said...

Oh, the centres of these blooms are an exquisite surprise - how sweet!

Jenny said...

Hi Debi. Lush photos! Simply clear white and fresh green sepals and then punctuated with those marroon stamens. Gorgeous. I have a Viburnum carlcephalum that flowers in May which has a scent to die for. Does this one have a scent too?

Deadhorse said...

Well done and the music is awsome!

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