Sunday, May 3, 2009

Today's Flowers, May 3

Variegated Weigela
Weigela florida 'Variegata'


Another gorgeous blooming plant in my daughter's garden. Most of the flowers and shrubs she planted were to attract birds and butterflies. Weigela is a favorite of hummingbirds; surely they will be attracted to these beautiful blossoms.

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28 comments:

Arkansas Patti said...

Love Weigela. I planted a varigated one last year but so far no blooms. Nice to see what I have to look forward to.

Hilary said...

Lovely flowers. I'd love to plant something that would attract hummingbirds but nothing much grows well in my very shady back yard.

Jewels said...

Hello Pat!
Thank you for your comment on my blog…it is very nice to hear from another inhabitant of Arkansas! We are feeling a little waterlogged here too and will be glad to see the sun tomorrow. I enjoyed browsing your blog and seeing your photos. I didn’t realize hummingbirds are fond of weigela as this is the first year mine has bloomed.

Snap said...

Gorgeous. Did your daughter get her green thumb from you?

Rose said...

I had never heard of these till my daughter got me three of them...not the variegated. Mine have not started to bloom yet.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Gorgeous! No wonder the hummingbirds are drawn to them! Happy Sunday~Janine XO

Titania said...

The Weigela is a lovely spring shrub. Great to plant a garden to attract birds and butterflies and other creatures which need a helping hand.
mine is on threemonkeys)

Denise said...

Lovely photo! At one time I would never have given a thought to what attracts birds and butterflies, but I am entering into a new phase o my life and from now on everything I buy for the garden will be given great thought. Thank you for sharing this beautiful photo. Have a great week.

ROSIDAH said...

Wow, I can see that your daughter has a very lovely garden! Thank you for sharing. Have a great week :)

VALKYRIEN said...

A very lovely flower! To me it sounds so great to have a plant in the garden that attracks hummingbirds! I would have loved to see that!

Mirage said...

BEautiful "bells" they are so elegant!

Sherry said...

This is gorgeous. I have a weigela, but it isn't variegated -- your daughter's is much prettier!

Tulip said...

very stunning flowers, i love the light pink color. nice for this entry.

kayleen said...

Beautiful flowers and so are the leaves. Great photo.

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Thumbelina said...

Beautiful. Great shot.

Norm said...

first time I heard and view that beautiful flower.

aino said...

Beautiful flowers.

Grace and Bradley said...

How beautiful! We have exactly the same one in our garden on Cape Cod, hope it will bloom when we will be back by the end of this month.

Regina said...

Pink is beautiful.love the shot.

mimi said...

very stunning light pink flowers, i like your entry.

* said...

That delicate and beautiful flowers.

kisses

JC said...

Beautiful picture. Hey, we got the rain yesterday and today.

Dr.John said...

I wish we had flowers like that.

Jeannelle said...

Just lovely. Your daughter must have a beautiful garden!

TSannie said...

I've not heard of Weigela since living in Missouri nearly 35 years ago. Nice reminder and lovely photos!

Betty said...

Beautiful flowers. I have a black thumb, I'm afraid. I did manage to keep a Shamrock alive for several years, but it seemed to thrive on neglect and it's a good thing it did.

moosh said...

Beautiful flowers. My sister lives in Jacksonville. Maybe I will visit some day.

storyteller's other blog said...

What lovely blossoms and an intriguing plant. I wonder if they'd grow here? I've got hummingbirds all the time in my yard so this would be a gift to them.
Hugs and blessings,