Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mock-Orange Snowflake (Dwarf) - - Storms Still Going On (More on Those Later)




Bulldog Man purchased a flowering deciduous shrub called a Mock-Orange Snowflake Dwarf, for me on Saturday, from my favorite nursery.  My plans are to plant it in a pot on our back patio; this way we can enjoy its scent, while sitting out back, enjoying our coffee in the morning, or while we barbecue during the evening. 

The white, snowflake, delicate flowers are beautiful, and have a scent of a sweet orange with a hint of jasmine. 
This sweet fragrant bush not only attracts humans (like me, lol…..), it also attracts bees and butterflies. 


21 comments:

  1. What a lovely plant from your thoughtful hubby! Will it eventually be planted in the ground? I can imagine it would attract bees and butterflies. Mmmm-mmm!

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    1. Mama Pea,

      It's a beautiful plant, and it smells amazing. No, I won't plant it in the ground here because it's a rental home. I will keep replanting to larger pots until we eventually get our own place. Then I will plant it in the ground.
      It does attract the bees, and butterflies.

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  2. Sweet Sandy - that is a beautiful shrub!!! if it is at all possible - if you are able to get/save seeds from it - i would love some! give that BDMan a hug from me - that's a really sweet gift!

    keep us updated on any storms in your area. stay safe! much love being sent to you all! your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Sweet Kymber,

      I don't know if I can save seeds from this shrub. I will have to investigate because I want more shrubs. If I can harvest seeds, I'll make sure to save you some.

      More storms today and tomorrow. It's suppose to be severe, and scary!
      Sending love to you and Jam,
      Sandy

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    2. thanks Sandy! i know that you will research and figure it out! and yes - you'll definitely want a ton of seeds so that you can make more shrubs! i hope that these storms are less severe...just know that we have you all in our thoughts and prayers!

      much love and hugs!

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  3. We have a non-dwarf one that keeps trying to take over one corner of the house.

    Stay safe down there Sandy and protect Bulldog Man :)

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    1. PP,

      You have non dwarf, how do you harvest seeds, or do you just cut slips?

      PP, we will stay safe.....be careful and safe yourself with this weather.

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  4. My grandmother had one, I loved the smell! Stay safe, I think you have more weather coming.

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    1. Longtime Wife,

      This shrub has a beautiful smell, and is so sweet. Yes ma'am, we have more storms coming. We will stay safe, and keep weather aware.

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  5. That looks really pretty, I bet it smells great! Been a little busy down here too in the weather department tonight. Might be time for us to build an ark.

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    1. Kim,

      It is pretty, and smells amazing. I think an Ark is a great idea, lol.....

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  6. I love the scent of a Mock Orange! I've never seen a dwarf version before - it's so lovely! Keeping you all in my thoughts during this storm season.

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    1. Susan,

      Isn't it amazing? This is the first time I've seen a dwarf version myself.
      Thank you for your thoughts.

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    1. M.E.,

      It really smells wonderful. Nice and sweet!!!

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  8. It's so pretty! I never would have considered a plant like that before (mock?) but now that I have bees I think differently. :)

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    1. Leigh,

      Thanks, I thought so too. This particular plant will attract bee's, you should try some.

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  9. I'm glad you guys are OK with all of the BAD STORMS surrounding you this week.

    The mock orange/syringa is our state (Idaho) flower.

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    1. Mrs. Mac,

      So far, were okay!!! A little minor damage, nothing to stress over.

      The mock snowflake is a beautiful plant, I wouldn't mind it being our state flower, lol.....

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  10. Hope you are okay out there...

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    1. Susan,

      Thank you for asking. Were doing okay, no major damage at our place. Plenty of flooding, garden had areas destroyed. As long as the family is okay, we can start parts of our garden over again.

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