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Monday, October 11, 2010

Mystery bush and flowers, as well as my Nanking Cherries in 'My World'






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.

20 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Well, I don't know any of the names, but I love your photos! They are so colorful and delightful and a lovely way to wind down my day! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Mara said...

Don't ask me: I can just about distinguish between a dandelion and a rose! My garden is filled with stuff I don't know the name of: a butterfly bush, christmas trees and some ground creeper or other! As long as it behaves itself though...

lotusleaf said...

Pretty flowers and berries.

jabblog said...

Very pretty - I can't help you with the identification though the third one looks a little like perennial geranium.

Gwendolyn L said...

Yes you have an intresting yard - beautiful too. Thanks for sharing your photos.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Kay: Love your colorful trees in your world. Thanks so much for your visits.

Dave said...

you have a very colourful yard.

Amin said...

Hello!
I liked Your blog.
Very interesting

Julie said...

Well now, this is a challenge which is beyond me. I do not know the red berry at the top. The next one looks like a variety of Queen Anne's Lace, The second little white one has the same shapped petals as one of my single geraniums although I am positive yours is NOT a geranium. Neither the leaf nor the buds are close enough. The leaf looks a bit like a daisy leaf.

The bottom line being that I have not a clue.

BraCom (Bram) said...

thanks for your visit, beatiful post.

I can only help you with the name of the second photo in dutch it is a "Zeeuws knoopje" Astrantia is de sort name

Greetings, Bram

Carver said...

I don't know the name of the bush but it's very colorful. All of your shots are lovely. There are all kinds of gardens and to me a yard with beautiful bushes and trees is a garden.

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Bram --
Wow, Bram, you're absolutely right. Astrantia is the name in Latin. Thank you so much!!
K

Gattina said...

I don't know any flower name besides maybe a rose, lol ! for me it's important that they are beautiful ! I don't care about the names.

Barb said...

Looks like you have a yard of lovely greenery and beautiful berries! Can you eat the cherries or bake with them - if so, you have lots of cooking to do!

Mª Zélia said...

Você está de parabéns querida Kay! Seu jardim transmite muita alegria e nele parece brotar vida intensamente! As lindas plantas desconheço seus nomes, também são novidades para mim.Estou agradecida pela sua visita ao meu jardim, agora tenho que ter estratégias para cuidar dele devido ao intenso tiroteio por aqui.
Bjs

Rajesh said...

I think with such lovely flowers blooming you do have a beautiful garden.

Kay said...

Very nice, Kay! I LOVE plants that bear fruit. We had apples, cherries and raspberries in Illinois. Granted I love our lemon and papaya trees now. Your yard looks wonderful!

Francisca said...

I'd call mine a yard too, and we even have a gardener! :-) That second flower is so sweet.

Ebie said...

I love a garden full of surprises! Your "mystery" cherry tree is bearing lots of fruit! They are so red!

Margaret Almon said...

Oh, Nanking cherries! I haven't thought about those in ages. We had one in our backyard, growing up in Edmonton, and my mother made jam from it--I've never had it since.