Thursday, April 5, 2012

Alert: Beauty Overload Ahead

It is outrageous what is happening out my back door.  Beauty overload.  The Viburnum macrocephalum (Chinese snowball viburnum), planted only four years ago have filled in the hill above the pond and it is nothing short of magnificent.  
 One plant can grow 10-12 feet tall and 15 feet wide.  The color debuts in a chartreuse green folding into white during bloom.  
 One might mistake them for

The "leggie" looking plants don't pack much of a punch during the winter.  Semi-evergreen in the south they have a strange, gangly shape and with or without foliage are not very forthcoming about the show they plan every spring.  Once you see it, the gangly legs will seem better-looking than The Rockettes and life prior to this siting may seem uneventful at best.  

 Farmer Bob is understandably proud.

 A lovely new intern out cutting with Farmer Bob.  The branches she cut were as tall as she is.
Go cart go!  
Off to to to tables, and homes, and lobbies.....
Go Cart Go!
But please, if you will, leave some here for is the spring of plenty and we are filled to the brim.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. We call these "snowball bushes" where I come from. They are lovely.

  2. Hi Terri,
    Sorry I missed your comment the other day! I love the name "snowball" for these as they really do look like giant snowballs! Hope you are enjoying their bloom as much as we are.


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