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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Through the Spring/Into the Fall

Featuring:
Viburnum burkwoodii 'Mohawk'
This photo was taken May 3. At the time,
I mentioned it's heady aroma!

My September 20 post showed its berries.

The following colorful photos were taken November 5.

This is why every season has its very special attributes. Hopefully I'll be watching the birds eat these berries before long. :-)

22 comments:

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I've been meaning to get a Viburnum. I want one with good fragrance & good fall color. The problem is trying to choose 1! This is definitely a contender.

Kathleen said...

That's a fine sequence of photos Shady Gardener!! Viburnums are such wonderful shrubs, you just can't go wrong planting them, can you??

Shady Gardener said...

MMD, This is Definitely aeromatic! You can catch the "whiff" quite far away. :-)

Kathleen, You are right. There are also a number of varieties... and, like MMD is experiencing, that make for difficulty in choosing one! :-)

flydragon said...

I'm a dummy when it comes to viburnums (and quite a few others). Is this the one that's also called snowball bush?

Lisa at Greenbow said...

It was beautiful in every season.

Aiyana said...

This is a new plant to me. The photos are lovely. I agree that each season has its own beauty, but with summers here in Arizona, it is sometimes hard to remember that when it's 115 outside.
Aiyana

Gail said...

Shady, This is a delightful shrub. Love the fragrance and the fall color! I have Viburnum - carlesii(Korean Spice Viburnum). Wonderful, too. Gail

Shady Gardener said...

Flydragon, Hi. I'm no expert, but I'm learning, too. I know viburnums are one of the recommended bushes for the fall berries that birds love. :-) Here's info about the viburnum I have. http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/shrubs/viburnum_xburkwood-mohawk.html
A snowball bush is a viburnum opulus. In doing a google-search, I found that there are several varieties. Sounds like this one has great berries!

Hi Lisa. It has been fun to watch!

Aiyana, Ooo, boy! I believe it! :-) We will be traveling to Arizona in April!!

Gail, Your variety sounds great! I know you've posted pictures. And you're still enjoying beautiful leaves down there, aren't you. :-)

Iowa Victory Gardener said...

Hi Shady,
We've thought about a viburnum for a few years, but just don't know where we'd put it, but they sure do provide beauty all season long! Good to hear the birds like the berries too, because we like to have things that can feed them in the winter months. Funny, but none of them go for the Holly!

flydragon said...

Thanks for the link, maybe I can learn something after all:)

Shady Gardener said...

IVG, Would the birds go for the holly if they knew a cat was nearby? ;-) Some viburnum don't get outlandishly tall...

flydragon, You're welcome. I always hope to learn Something here and there! ;-)

Gail said...

Shady,

It is still fall...a few streets over in the estate yards...with deep soil! The maples are beautiful but we have wind and rains moving in so...it will look very different soon.

V Rufidulum other wise known as Rusty is just now coming into his own! I do recommend the Blackhaws for northern gardens,too.

Have a sweet Day!

Gail

Patsi said...

Love the photos.
Love the plant, gotta have it.
Darn...now I have one more plant to add to my list. :)

Shady Gardener said...

Gail, I'm going to look up Blackhaws. :-) It's very dreary here, these days. However, it looks as though Monday and Tuesday will be sunny and a bit warmer (40s), so I may get more raking done, yet!
You are sweet. I look forward to Wednesdays. They're busy but great days!!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Patsi, It's fun to see what you do over there... I'll be watching to see if you choose a viburnum sometime! :-)

joey said...

You have featured a favorite .... Viburnum burkwoodii 'Mohawk' is a true beauty.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Joey, Thanks for visiting. Do you have this in any special place? Ours is in the front of the house where it's quite noticeable in the Spring! :-)

GardenAuthor said...

Great Viburnum pics - truly a shrub for all seasons. I also like my big ole Wentworth (V. trilobum 'Wentworthi'), as do the birds.

Your fall slide show was great, too! Not long enough for a big tub o' popcorn, though. ~ Deb

Shady Gardener said...

Deb! I just didn't seem to find too many pictures I wanted to use... oh, well. :-) Hope you're doing well.

Northern Shade said...

This is a nice sequence of photos highlighting the lovely colours of this viburnum. I like the soft pink of the spring blossoms, and the dark red of the fall leaves.
I have an unknown type of Viburnum planted by a previous owner. Unfortunately it is planted far too close to the house, and is overdue for a removal. Perhaps they didn't picture that a shrub that grows over 8 feet wide should not be planted less than a foot from the house wall.

Shady Gardener said...

Northern Shade, Hello! I have really enjoyed noticing the stages of plants these days. I was glad I photographed them. :-)
I would imagine it would be impossible to move such a tall shrub that's so close to the house! That's a shame. I know it's difficult for some people to envision the size of a mature plant...

Sue said...

That is a good looking plant for your island. I think I may have called it the wrong name in my comment, when I said I don't have that kind of plant, but I'm not sure what is making me think that. I'm a bit scatterbrained, especially after staying up too late last night.