Friday, January 5, 2018

January 5, 2018 - Bend

On one side of my house, there is an entrance to the back garden that necessitates ducking under a Snowball  bush.  In late spring, it sports white balls of compact petals and makes ducking even more necessary.

Online information:

Colonial settlers introduced snowball viburnum to the U.S. from Europe. ...Snowball bush is a term that some use for hydrangeas (Hydrangea spp.) and viburnums (Viburnum spp.). Although they share the name snowball bush because of their large, white flower heads, hydrangeas and viburnums are distinctively different.

At the moment, the branches are bare,  showing how they bend over the entrance of the area known as the Wildwood Fairy Garden.  The evergreen branches strewn in the snow have fallen during the heavy snow accumulation on the trees.  Fortunately no fairies were injured, mainly because they have skedaddled inside until spring returns.


  1. Good post and picture. I like this plant and would grow certainly grow it if I had a garden. xx

  2. Thanks Flighty. I will try to remember to take a similar photo when it is in bloom and the fairies have returned.


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