Monday, May 4, 2009

Old Fashioned Snowball Bush

There was a little break in the rain on Sunday afternoon,
and I went out and took advantage of it.
No sunshine, but at least I could get the camera out without damage to it.
The insects are loving all the moisture from the rain we have been having.

This Old Fashioned Snowball Bush has been transplanted to 3 different houses since I met Jimmy. When we married and he sold his house we got a start of the bush by a cutting, since he could not dig it from the yard. Then we have built 2 houses since then. This is one of those items that was moved to the new property before we sold the old house, and before we even started building the new house. When we moved it this time, we divided it into 4 bushes. Three of them survived, not sure why the 4th did not. They are all 3 about waist high, but the Old Fashioned Snowball will get much taller, in time.

The top 3 photos are from the bush at the back of our property.

The bottom photo is from the front of our property,

think the snowballs are smaller on it.

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22 comments:

Darla said...

What a beautiful plant!!

Susie said...

Love those big, white puffy balls!

Mildred said...

I love snowball bushes! I've never had one but always admire them in other people's yards!

Oz Girl said...

Such a beautiful bush, and lovely photos captured by you of course! :) What's even better is that your bushes have quite a history, along with memories, I'm sure.

Abe Lincoln said...

We just looked, yesterday, at new snowball bushes. The plastic pot was about one gallon size. Anyway, they cost $45.00 at the nursery. I need to get busy and make some cuttings. Your photos of them are beautiful.

Connie said...

You must have a green thumb and what a treat that would be. I have to move some plants I planted a week ago and I am afraid I will kill them in this forthcoming short move. :(

Beautiful photos.

Mary said...

These are so pretty! Snowball is such an appropriate name for them. I planted one of these once, but it got choked out by something else. I'd forgotten how pretty they are.

Jan said...

These are fabulous. I love that you kept moving them, great foresight.

NCmountainwoman said...

I love snowball bushes. They always remind me of my grammy.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful flowers.I imagine that a bush like that must be spectacular.
Blessings,Ruth

Bird Girl said...

Don't they look like white hydrangeas? Really wonderful! Are they sort of green tinted before they turn white? I would love to have one of those!

joan said...

I've always loved the snowballs though I had no idea what they were. LOL Beautiful photos!

Leedra said...

Bird Girl - Yes, they are green tinted before they turn white. They also look like snow on the ground when the little parts of the bloom start falling. Guess that is part of how they got their name.

Pam said...

These are beautiful.

fishing guy said...

Leedra: What a neat look at the tree with the big white blooms.

Denise said...

What a beautiful bloom, and great shot of the insects. Great photos but I always say that don't I? That's because it's true :))) I always enjoy my visits here. We have been having a lot of rain up this way too. I am beginning to wonder when it's going to stop. I enjoyd it for a while ;)

Diane C. said...

The snowballs look marvelous. I've never seen that kind of flower before. Each blossom looks like a whole bouquet. Exquisite images!

Shellmo said...

It's so beautiful - I want to reach out and scoop one in my hand!

Mary C said...

I remember these beautiful bushes from my childhood. I always called them snowballs, too. Thanks for sharing your snowball bushes -- they are beautiful. It's so nice to see how you've been able to take cuttings from the parent bushes and yet they still maintain the beautiful white color.

lisaschaos said...

I love snowball bushes! I used to take the blooms to my mom - I didn't know til I got older that she was allergic. :)

Rose said...

These always make me think of home...my mom had snowball bushes.

Jenni said...

I love snowball bushes. I have it on my list for plants I want to put in my yard. I have a thing for white flowers in general--peonies. . .ranunculus. . . paperwhites. . .hydrangea. I want to do an all white and green garden on the side of my house.

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