Thursday, May 30, 2013

Viburnum Days


We have a large viburnum, or snowball bush in our yard, that, at the moment, is in full bloom. Just when I thought those tiny flowers would stay green forever, one morning I looked out and poof...balls of white everywhere, as if by magic, a fine replacement for the last of the lilacs, leaving me with something else to behold my gaze. That mother nature sure knows a thing or two about timing.

Every spring the Artist asks if he can cut said viburnum down. Seems he dislikes having to mow around it. The bush is still there, evidenced by the photo above, so you can guess what my answer was, is and always will be.

The same non-lover of flowering bushes was out cutting the grass this very evening. I spotted him out there with no ear protection which I quickly rectified. It was almost entirely for selfish reasons, I do admit. Seventies rock was not kind to his hearing and as I caught a glimpse of those bare ears out there I had visions of my future self speaking to the Artist using my outside voice....all the time.

The first house I ever bought had a rather small viburnum bush. I didn't really care for it. It's amazing what an extra 20 feet can do to a plant. Or country living to a girl.

There's a 99.999999% chance I'll be hosting a giveaway in the very near future. Don't say I didn't tell you.

Happy.Friday.Friends.

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24 comments:

Jessica Sweeney said...

Lovely! :)

Candy C. said...

My grandmother had one of those, they are beautiful! :)

Babajeza said...

Snowballs are beautiful. Ours are still green.

Mona's Picturesque said...

Gosh it's gorgeous! Love it, really.
Thanks for joining Floral Love!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

love giveaways, so cool!! gorgeous blooms! ( :

Lynn said...

20 feet of flowering snowballs, heavenly as is your photo. This must be funny day cuz I've been giggling with each rural link-you and your Artist make me giggle.

Tracey from Haiku.You.Do said...

I have one too, but nary a bloom...yet! Lots of healthy greenery, though! *fingers crossed* xo

Lynne said...

So beautiful . . . tell the Artist . . . no cut please!

Snap said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. Tell the Artist to cover his ears and leave the Viburnum alone! :D

Anne Payne said...

I need one of those bushes in my yard. It's gorgeous!!!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Hey -- were you sneaking around my viburnum bushes this week while I wasn't looking? Lol. Mine are just a tad past their peak, but still lovely.

Thanks so much for sharing this week! xo

TexWisGirl said...

it's a beauty - definitely flourishing. :)

tiarastantrums said...

GORGEOUS

Mary said...

The viburnum is beautiful! And no, hubby can never cut it. It's against the law! Tell him i said so. Lol

And Mother Nature always knows best.

Debra @ Homespun said...

I have one too ( Though it is all done blooming now ) One of my favorite bushes!! :)

edenhills said...

Beautiful flowers! I have to protect my trees and shrubs from my lawn mower too. Sadly, I'm afraid last summer's drought and mowing this spring might have killed off my rose.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful!

Beverly said...

Love the ball of white - they are similar to hydrangea.

Kristy LifenReflection said...

Beautiful,
We have some too and I just love them!

W. Latane Barton said...

I remember snowball bushes from when I was growing up and later on in my own yard. Don't have one now, though. Yours is so pretty.

The Tablescaper said...

I host a weekly link party called "Seasonal Sundays". This week, in honor of my fourth blog-a-versary, I'm having a giveaway of a $100.00 gift certificate to HomeGoods/TJ Maxx. I'd love to have you join the fun!

- The Tablescaper

Little Nan said...

No! No! No! Keep him away from that stunning bush!!
The thing about a snowball tree is that they evoke so many memories of knowing a grandmother or aunty who had one in their gardens....
I really must plant one x

deborah said...

So very beautiful ... love the balls of white color! I would love to have a bush in my yard ... next to the lilac bush I've also been dreaming about! :) This is my first time visit from Floral Love. Have a lovely weekend! :)

pattisjarrett said...

An extra 20 feet...LOL Good for you on the ear protection!