Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sunday Survey 2


Dandelions are beginning to bloom. Ugh. Now for the fun stuff:

BULB PERENNIALS
Daffodil, Narcissus
Grape hyacinth, Muscari
Tulips, Tulipa

PERENNIALS
Ginger, Asarum canadense
Japanese Spurge, Pachysandra terminalis
Periwinkle, Vinca
Prairie Smoke, Geum triflorum
Violets, Viola

SHRUBS
Serviceberry (photo above)

UPDATE: This shrub was labeled as a blueberry when I bought it, but thanks to an alert reader, I now know that it is a Serviceberry.

4 comments:

Neza said...

I think the photo above is Serviceberry (Amelanchier). They are also called Juneberry because that's when they get their edible berries. I love that plant- some grow to 20 feet (depends on variety)

R& R Gardener

peter hoh said...

It wouldn't surprise me to find out that it is serviceberry, but it was labeled as a blueberry when I bought it. Wish I still had the label.

The berries are blue. One of my friends suspects that it might be the result of some cross breeding.

Neza said...

Go ahead and Google "Blueberry flower" and then look up "Serviceberry flower" ...you'll see they're completely different. Your flower is a serviceberry- and they also have berries that are blue and yummy...they taste kinda like a blueberry.

peter hoh said...

Okay, I'm convinced. But honest, the tag said blueberry.