I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and decided to begin sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!
Last time I shared: Coneflower
Here are all 2019-2021 shares:
- Jerusalem Artichoke
- Tiger Lily
- The Zinnia and the Swallowtail
- Wax Begonia
- Mountain Mint
- Spring Blooms
- One Beautiful…One Interesting
- Persian Carpet Zinnia
- Hibiscus (non-tropical)
- More Hibiscus
- Volunteer sunflowers
- Lemon queen sunflowers
- Marigolds and Pumpkins
- Mountain Mint, Swallowtail, and Zinnias
- Blue Wood Hyacinth
- Purple Hairy Vetch
- Purple Blooms
It seems like a strange share for Flower Friday, but I just love these little trees in spring.
For years I’ve admired these trees in our woodland and had no idea exactly what they were. It’s so easy to pick them out, especially when everything in the woods is still quite dormant this time of year with only hints of green popping out.
They have these neat little white flowers that grow in clusters, which attract butterflies, bees, and birds.
Apparently these deciduous trees can get as tall as 30 feet, but I don’t think they’re very fast growers. It doesn’t seem like this one is much bigger from last spring.
Also known as:
- Common Serviceberry
- Downy Serviceberry
You may be asking: are these edible? The answer is yes, and they taste a bit like blueberries.
Thanks for checking out Flower Friday! What do you have blooming this week? Have a wonderful weekend!