This Weigela bush came with the cottage – it is on the far side of the property, near our shed. It blooms in the spring…sometimes. We’ve been here five springs and I can usually spot a few blossoms buried in the depths of the bush. I pruned it a couple of Junes ago, hoping it would eventually bring more flowers. At last – this year it is blooming up a storm! I love the color of the delicate blossoms, a sort of pinkish-orangeish -red. That’s my professional name for the color.
When we moved in at the end of August in 2005, this bush was big, overgrown and green. That was it. The next spring, I happened to spy a few blooms…I went into detective mode until I figured out just what kind of bush it was. I am so happy to see it really take off this year.
Have you stopped by The Katillac Shack yet? What’s stopping you? If you’re just now catching up on my posts, I am featured as a Shackster, along with Heidi. That means I get my own room at The Katillac Shack. Kelee, the amazing woman behind this fabulous blog, is having a giveaway in our honor. Swoon! Look at those cottagey colors! And that vase on the right is McCoy. Oh yes. Quite frankly, I would love to win this giveaway, but that would be a mite too grabby, don’t you think? But you can win. So go on over, read all about us and leave a comment!
Okay, my friends, I have so much to do this week before I leave on Saturday that I am in a bit of a panic. Not to mention the fact that every time I look at my husband and my dogs and my garden, I get very, very sad.
Have a great Monday.