Mountain laurel

Of the two mountain laurels in my woodland garden, one is predominantly white with burgundy markings, but the other has a lovely touch of pink. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Snowball Bush Viburnum

One of my favorite shrubs in the woodland garden is the Snowball Bush Viburnum. The blooms start out an apple-green color before changing to white. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Golden Ragwort

Noxious weed or beautiful wildflower? This one appeared in a raised bed formerly used as a vegetable garden. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Sweetshrub

Always one of my favorites, the sweetshrub also is known as Carolina allspice, strawberry-bush, sweet bubby, sweet Betsy and spicebush. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Purple Formosa Azalea

Larger than most azaleas, the Purple Formosa has blooms that can be magenta, lavender-pink, or a deeper purple. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

White azaleas

“White… is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black… God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.” (Gilbert K. Chesterton) Linked to Cee’s Flower of the…

Mountain Witch Alder

The Mountain Witch Alder (Fothergilla major) is native to the woodlands here in the Southern Appalachians. This year the bottlebrush flowers appeared before most of the leaves emerged. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Azaleas in profusion

Azaleas are everywhere here, and they grow to enormous sizes and can be found in a myriad of colors. Most of the azaleas in my garden are in shades of pink or fuchsia and are in full bloom. I have one that has white blooms, but they are just beginning to open. I’ll have to…

Country Clematis

It’s one of my favorites. I wait for its blooms every year… Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day