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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Verbena bush

 Last week I posted this picture in my Wordless Wednesday post and a lot of you wanted to know more about this plant.  This picture is deceiving as it looks like this is growing on the ground.  Actually, it's a Verbena bush. 
This particular type, gets flowers not just at the end of the branches, but along the top of each branch.  It's really beautiful when the flowers open up.


Here's another picture of the same branch, with the flowers opened up.

 

 And here's a picture where you can see the whole bush on the right side of the arbor.



 This is another type of Verbena bush we have in the back yard. This one gets flowers on the end of the branches.  These flowers are so unique.  They get a circle of little flowers around the center, making one larger flower.
I enjoy both of these every Spring and wish those flowers would last longer!

15 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

So very beautiful, Mari. Your yard looks so inviting.

Betsy Brock said...

That is such a lovely flowering bush! I just might have to look for one of those!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...thank you, thank you!!! A family portrait with Alaina/and baby sister not born yet, would be fantastic by the arbor and the bush when flowering. {hint}

Sola Scriptura said...

What a gorgeous flowering bush. I'm often amazed at the beauty of creation.

Simply Linda said...

Oh Mari!! So very pretty..your yard looks so pretty. I bet that Verbena bush has a pretty smell??Blessings

linda said...

What a pretty yard you have and all the flowers are great. Happy Hump Day!

Ceil said...

Hi Mari! Your back yard is gorgeous. So peaceful...I just want to grab a cup of coffee and sit and read. Lovely!
That Verbena bush is really healthy and pretty. You get a lot of flowers from it, don't you? Are they always white? It looks so great opposite the red leaves of your tree.
Thanks for sharing!
Ceil

Jennifer said...

Interesting! I've never seen one like the top photo before.

Brooke said...

i always love your flower posts!! :) gorgeous bush

Terri D. said...

What a gorgeous yard you have! The bush is so pretty! I don't know one flower from another, but the verbena is gorgeous.

Jenny said...

Your yard is heavenly. I have heard of lemon verbena and I wonder if this is the same thing. xoxo

Beth said...

Lovely. This sounds like something that would grow well in my yard.

Cherdecor said...

What a lovely bush! I may have to look for one. I love your shade garden. It looks so serene.

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh such a pretty flower garden. What beautiful landscaping. I'm sure you enjoy!

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh such a pretty flower garden. What beautiful landscaping. I'm sure you enjoy!