Friday, June 1, 2007

History of a Garden, Part Two


This mock orange is actually rooted on the neighbor's property and is cascading over a four foot fence. It makes a wonderful screen between us and the neighbor's pit bull. All I do is trim the bottom branches a little to give some light to the lilies just below.

The photo does not really capture the scale of this shrub, but it is magnificent. Before the pit bull came along, the kids could play (standing!) back behind/underneath it. (Tracey: it is grotto-like!)

I cannot fully express my love of this plant. Our back yard would be completely different without it.

7 comments:

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Your property is really beautiful. Is this bush as magnificient on the owner's side?

Karen Beth said...

That really is a beautiful boundary line bush. I love it!

Felicia said...

I wonder if I can grow that shrub here! I need some screening too :)

Felicia
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Steph said...

crafty - I have never been over there, but I am told it is not nearly as nice on her side. I live in fear and trembling that she will decide to get rid of it!

missficklemedia.com said...

Oh yes! This is nice!

msbelle said...

I saw this on Flickr. It's absolutely beautiful. Does it have the fragrance? I love mock oranges as my grandmother had one too. It wasn't nearly this big as I recall. Very pretty! :)

Tracey said...

I have just realized that I love the smell of mock oranges! What a wonderful haven . . .