Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Renie's Plant and Mine?

Click to enlarge. I didn't get a very good photo. It is hard to see the far side of the bush with the weeds and phlox foliage near it.

Last May, Renie posted an article, "A Little of This, A Little of That" that includes a photo of a plant I think looks like a plant in my yard. Only problem is neither of us knows the name of the plant - that is if they are one and the same. Below is a closer view of mine. It only started blooming a couple of weeks ago. But then I am living much farther north than Renie, so I thought that might account for my later blooms. I think we have the same plant. What do you think?

Click to enlarge. I think I got a better shot with this one.

After looking at many flower photos on google images, I stumbled upon Anthony Waterer Spirea bush. I think this is it! It is referred to as a shrub. I don't know what the difference is. It is a compact shrub that flowers and lends "interest to the landscape" according to many of the websites. I think it's pretty and I like it!


Nonna said...

Whatever its called, it has pretty little flowers on it!
Hope your having a great week! Thanks for all your comments!

Jo said...

Yeppers, you have it is a Spirea. I know this because my Daughter-in-law gave me one that she had in her yard. It took forever to get over the shock of being yanked out by the roots and replanted. Then between the dog and the late unexpected hard frost that we had last year it just refused to even leaf out again.

But yes it is a Spirea.
Have a wonderful Thursday.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Tina,

Yes, indeed, it is the same shrub and it is called Spirea. Barbara Clark identified it, too. Mine is called Spirea Golden Globe or something like that, for its round shape and yellow/green foliage. But the flowers are the same exact color.

Thank you for looking it up. Neat that we have the same plant.

I'll be back in the morning to check out your sky watch, Tina. Got home late and am beat now. Have a good night, my friend.

Love and Hugs,


Mary said...


The Spirea is lovely. I have never seen a pink one before Renie posted the photo of hers. I've only seen white and yellow. I used to have a hedge that was spirea bushes and it was white. Your pink one is very unique and pretty.


Tina Coruth said...

Patti, I love those little flowers. It sure brightens things up after the phlox have gone by. I hope you are having a great week, too! :-)

Jo, I'm sorry your spirea hasn't taken. Thank you for the confirmation. After all these years it's nice to know what it is!
I hope you have a great Thursday, too! :-)

Hi Renie,

I missed Barbara Clark's identification. I guess I need to pay closer attention! It is so nice to know what this plant is called. I didn't know anything about it. It's a good thing that Dave is more observant than I am. Every spring for years I thought it was dead and should be pulled up because there was no foliage on it long after other plants were sprouting their greenery. Dave would say, insist we needed to wait a bit more. Sure enough, it would come to life! Finally, I got it through my head to not to panic. LOL

I'm glad you posted a photo of yours or I might still be wondering what this plant with the pretty flowers is called. I think it is very cool that we have the same plant! :-)

Have a great day!!
Love & Hugs,


Thank you. I can imagine the yellow and white varieties must be very pretty. Your hedge must have been spectacular!

Have a wonderful day. :-)

Linda said...

Yes, I think you nailed it. It has very pretty flowers.

Hopefulsl said...

Hey Tina, found your blog, hope you don't mine? I look forward to reading the rest of your blog!!
As for your plant, hummmm, i do not know much about plants but this one is pretty though...
Glad to see that you were right about it. ((SMILES)).
Love Stacy

Alice said...

Ohhhhh, now I know what that pretty plant is in my neighbor's back yard! He has so many lovely flowering plants that I'm always peeking over his fence to see what's blooming.

storyteller said...

My mind is mush this afternoon, so although it looks familiar ... no name comes to mind. Perhaps as I'm falling asleep or taking a shower it might click in (or not). Whatever ... I think it's a pretty blossom.

This afternoon I’m trying to visit T-13ers (in what little time I have available) and let folks (like yourself) know I’ve left a bit of bling for them at Sacred Ruminations … so whenever you drop by again, be sure to check here.
Hugs and blessings,

Mountain Mama said...

That is a very pretty blossom. I wouldn't have known the name but I have seen some like it before.

Tina Coruth said...

Thank you, Linda! :-)

Hi, Stacey! I'm glad you dropped by and I appreciate your kind comments. I enjoyed visiting your blog and look forward to visiting again. I hope you are having a great week! :-) Tina

Alice, how nice to have a neighbor who grows lots of pretty flowers! :-)

Storyteller, I don't know how you keep up with all your wonderful blogs! I will be dropping by soon. :-) Tina

Thank you, Bev. I just wish mine would grow to be as big and blossom filled as Renie's. I don't think our very rainy weather is helping. :-)