Sunday, May 12, 2013

Another Blooming Beauty

This poor beauty is hidden from normal sight to anyone.  Previous owners planted this on the side of the house facing the woods where no one can really enjoy it.  Had I not opened my window that is above the shrub, I don't think I would have realized the show it's now putting on with all it's flowers.

When we moved in over a year ago, it was this small scraggly looking bare mass of branches.  Had no idea what it was.  When mowing, we noticed it had leaves but we didn't realize it also produced these beautiful tubular flowers.  Now we know.

It's grown to about 5 feet (if not longer) with these graceful arching branches and stems just loaded with light and dark pink buds and tubular flowers.

Would be such a nice shrub to have in the front where our humming bird feeders are.  I'm sure the hummers would love that!!!!

Stillman & Birn Zeta journal; Pilot Prera with Lexington Gray ink, W&N Opera Pink; Daniel Smith Quin Rose, Sap Green, Fr Ultram, and Bt Sienna with a touch of W&N Light Red; 3/8" angular and #8 Round

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