Sunday, March 20, 2011

Beyond my garden gate...



...the Loropetalum blooms. Cascading branches of rosy pink fringe flowers,





also called "Chinese witch hazel" or "fringe flower", this shrub or small tree will bloom in the spring and sporadically all through the summer.






It's one of my favorite plants in the garden.









13 comments:

Verde Farm said...

So pretty Donna--love it :) Cute fence too!

Red Gate Farm said...

That first hint of color in a garden is my favorite time of year!

~Chris

Cherrie said...

Very pretty! All I have growing is weeds. I need to do something about that soon!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

This is one of my favorite plants too. They are so dependable and also very pretty. I keep mine pruned but I see that they can make a beautiful small tree...never thought of that!

Cozy Little House said...

I told myself last year that I was going to look for this plant. Thanks for the reminder!
Brenda

Sheila said...

Lovely plant Donna.
Your garden looks like Spring came early. I'm envious!!
I shall look for that plant here, but it might not be hardy enough..?
hugs
xx

Angie said...

Ooooh Donna, I wasn't aware of the Chinese Witch Hazel~~~I want one too! I will have to add it to my list. :D And I love your fence. :)

mississippi artist said...

I love lorepetalum, it is always so cheerful.I have got the gardening bug bad!

Mimi Sue said...

Gorgeous pink! Our forsythia is starting to swell. We might get some blooms next week! More snow is in the forecast for this week...Mimi

Zuzana said...

That is a beuatiful shrub.;) These pictures come across as so summery.;) Here spring has barely begun.;))
Love the first image of the fence.;))
xoxo

Beverly said...

Donna, that is gorgeous. I don't believe I've ever seen one of these.

Donna said...

So Pretty Donna!
Happy Spring!
hughugs

julie king said...

so lovely! the only things we have blooming are crocus and a few early daffodils.