Thursday, May 15, 2014

Flowering Shrubs

Our Azalea didn't do very well this spring. We are on the edge of where they can be expected to take the winters. They did so well back in Virginia that I was just sure we could nurse them along but it has been difficult. The "old fashioned" Van Houtte Spirea are much better adapted to this Nebraska climate. As a kid growing us, we called it "Bridal Wreath". It along with Peonies and Iris were our most popular flowers. We didn't really appreciate some of the wild flowers that were a part of the native prairie. They usually came on later in the summer like the Butterfly Milkweed.

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