Sunday, April 22, 2012

Simply Sunday ~ Snowball Viburnums


Welcome to Simply Sunday at The Corson Cottage.
The day of the week that we take time out to appreciate the simple things in life.
This Sunday I wanted to share one my favorite Spring blooms with you.
This is a view from the garden in my Mom's backyard
a little piece of heaven my Dad left behind for us.


{The Snowball Viburnum}


Snowball Viburnums are a classic flowering shrub that graces
us with her breathtaking blooms every Spring anywhere from April into May.


Aren't they simply magnificent?
The stately flowering shrubs can grow anywhere from 12 to 20 feet high and across.
With blooms from 3-8 inches wide.


I love the Chinese Snowball Viburnum probably because they remind
me of another of my favorites, Hydrangeas.
The great thing about the Snowball Viburnum is they actually give two types of blooms.
In early Spring when the blooms first appear they are the perfect lime green color.
As the blooming season continues they open to the large full  luscious white blooms you see here.



The large scale flowering shrubs make for a classic border in any yard.
Once their blooming season is done they begin to take a back seat and provide a
nice hearty green border for the remainder of the summer.


I hope you have a simply wonderful Sunday & remember to slow down
& take time to appreciate life's simlple treasures sometime today.

9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! He had good taste in plantings. Thank goodness for dads!

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  2. I had to visit you because you are from the Midwest and Di said so! :) Isn't she great?

    I have only two Viburnums, but want to plant more now after reading your post. They are amazing bushes.

    Happy to meet you. I'm in Blair, Nebraska, just over the river.

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  3. I found you via the Blog Hop. I so love doing this. Thanks from your newest follower. http://craftchickie.blogspot.com/

    Tisha

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  4. I love snowball trees, every time I see one in bloom I remind myself I need to plant one. Thanks again for the reminder:)

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  5. Hi Carrie!

    Thanks for linking up with the Networking Blog Hop. And for stopping by my blog Royal Daughter Designs. I hope the hop was a success for you!

    Those flowers are beautiful! I'm trying my hand at gardening, but so far the only flowers I've kept alive are Gerber daisies and Lantana!

    Be blessed/

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  6. I SO want some of these! Kinda hard to find around here but you've reminded me to be on the lookout. Gorgeous!

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  7. One of my favourite plants. Sadly my Labrador who never chews anything decided to "help" and remove the "sticK" last winter, well it had no leaves, you understand?? I hab
    ve just bought another one and just in time for autom to shed its leaves, but this time I am overwintring it in the shed!

    Veronica
    Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

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I love your comments! I appreciate each and every cottage visitor and hope you willll come back again soon! Carrie

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