04/14/10 - Carolina Allspice
This is a really interesting deciduous shrub. Sometimes it is referred to as Carolina Allspice, but you might also hear it referred to as Sweet Bubby Bush or just Sweet Bush. The bush has a very interesting smell that is kindof sweet and spicy at the same time...thus the name. I've tried to get a shot worth sharing multiple times. For me, it is a hard flower/plant to photograph. I took this picture yesterday morning. The flower turns into a large seed pod which you can see here:
The background for this shot was also taken yesterday. On my way to the post office, I saw a field with red and yellow 'wildflowers' and stopped to take several close-up shots. I was glad the pink of the Bubby Bush flower and the background shot coordinated so well.
This plant came from Christine's parents home where she grew up. It has special meaning to her like the wisteria and gingko do to me. It's easy to share this plant as it sends out runners underground and then you just dig up one of the babies after it gets big enough. Danny dug up a piece for me a year ago, and I planted it, and it's doing well. This is from the shrub in Christine, Danny, and Madi's yard, though.
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Thanks for your comments on the azalea 'shot' from yesterday. I discovered after that that I have a double pink in my yard too. Yesterday was a single.
Dad made it to rehab which is hooked up to the nursing home where my mom is, so he's seen her now. I was happy Dad was well enough to leave the hospital but still a little concerned about him telling me last night that he was a bit confused. I am really hoping that goes away!