We don't have a beautiful garden, but I like to think we have a beautiful yard, because it is full of surprises. I love to plant trees, bushes and flowers, and I've forgotten the names of some of the things I planted a few years ago. In fact, the only one of these photos I can identify right now is the bottom one, and I didn't plant it. It was here when we moved in, and I used to call it "Kay's mystery bush" because it had beautiful blossoms every spring, followed by...nothing. That's right, until I found out it was a Nanking Cherry, and needed another bush nearby for pollination, it never had these lovely tart-sweet red cherries on it. Now I have the "old cherry bush" and the "new cherry bush" and also a volunteer cherry plant that doesn't seem to want to grow into a bush yet, but still produces fruit. Speaking of red berries, I don't remember the name of the bush in the top picture. I know it's right near my cotoneaster bush, and near one of my lilacs, but I don't remember its name. If anyone out there in the blogosphere can identify it by its flat green leaves, and by its berries with little "tufts" on the bottom, I'd sure love to know what it is. I'd also like to know the names of the dainty little blooms in the two center pictures.
Photos by Kay Davies.
Posted for the My World Tuesday meme.