Thursday, April 29, 2010
I've been away again, traveling hither and yon, neglecting blog and yard and house cleaning (yay!!!). When I returned today I found this rambling shrub along the fence in our backyard covered in four-petaled white flowers.
The shrub has no thorns and seems to be vase-shaped, kinda like a forsythia. It's quite tall, towering over my head. Then again, I'm rather vertically challenged measuring a little over 5'2".
If I'd had a brain I would'a gotten a photo for you of the leaves. If the flowers don't give you an idea of the variety I'll go back out there but for now I'm too lazy to do that.
As previously stated, flowers have 4 petals but I've spied a couple of rabble-rousers with 3 petals and one with 5 petals.
Whatever, it's really pretty. There's no scent. Sweat bees seem to love cozying up to the little pollen holders in the middle. Stamens, right? Would you believe that I'm a Master Gardener? I should know that stuff. Or look it up before posting. That's what Google is all about.
Here's a lovely little trio. Anyone have a clue what this is? I'm sure it's something common - why else would it be here? Then again, I've discovered a Chinese Fringe Tree - I'll post pics of that soon. Now THAT has a lovely scent! Please leave a comment if you know what this lovely is. Thanks mucho grando!