Yesterday was Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, sponsored by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. I hope all will forgive me for overlooking two of the most beautiful blooms in my garden. Better late than….
The white kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa) is covered with blooms. Once again this year like so many plants in my garden, the kousa seems to be having its best showing. Should I ask again, was it our cold winter?
My Arranger spied a new hydrangea this spring when we were shopping around at one of our favorite garden centers. Her eyes fell on a plant that she immediately had to buy. It is a Shooting Star hydrangea, a form I have never before seen. Research informs me that it is a Hydrangea macrophylla, introduced into this country as H.m. ‘Hanabi,’ but renamed ‘Shooting Star’ (I’ve also seen it called ‘Fuji Waterfall’). Regardless of its name, it is a beauty in a pot on our screened porch. It draws rave comments from visitors. I was remiss in not including it in my May GBBD report.