Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Can You Identify

 Good day to all.  I do hope your week is going well.  Things here remain busy with odds and ends around the yard and garden.  Speaking of, I have a question for you...


I have never had a confirmed identification of this bush on the side of the house and I would love to know what it is for sure.



It only blossoms once and has the most intoxicating smell, kind of like a gardenia or perhaps jasmine or maybe lily of the valley..I think you get the basic scent that I am trying to give.



Here is a closer look..the flowers are not very large, about the size of a small rose.


Thank you in advance for any help....Even guesses will be welcome.




We have a new addition to the Little House and do believe that construction is now complete.


A swallow family has decided that our door would be a great place to set up residence.  To be honest, I'm not so sure it is going to go well after little ones are hatched out..For some reason, I have a feeling that we might need to be using the back door for awhile.?

I will keep you posted on all of the latest activities, it should be interesting.

Off I go to get the lawn mowed/mown (?)  before the rain and a bit later I think I'll try a new bread recipe to go with a nice pot of soup to cheer up the next few grey days.

See you soon, enjoy the rest of your day.  xo

15 comments:

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

sounds delicious. enjoy your soup & home made bread. ( :

Alison said...

I think your unknown shrub might be a type of mockorange, either Philadelphus coronarius or Philadelphus lewisii, especially if it is flowering like that right now. Mine has a simpler flower than that, so it may be a double-flowered or semi-double form. But the leaves look just the same as mine. They are supposed to have a strong, beautiful scent, but mine doesn't. Soup sounds yummy. I hope you have a great day too!

Florida Farm Girl said...

Alison beat me to it. Mock orange philadelphus would be my guess.

Patricia said...

Oh my goodness, I have the same shrub and have been wondering what it is for twelve years.

For photos of mine, which bloomed early last month, I posted about it here.

http://www.patricia-heythereitsme.blogspot.com/2013/05/early-morning.html

I's so happy to finally have a name for it. Thanks.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I'm not familiar with your flower but it sure is pretty:@)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

My guess is a double camilla; it's beautiful.

Michelle said...

I don't have a guess about the flower, but it is beautiful!

Kami said...

This really is perfect soup and bread weather! But the kids did adore the rare spaghetti dinner we had tonight...

Claudia said...

I agree to Florida farm girl, it's a Philadelphus double-flowered variety. It might be Philadelphus 'Virginal'.

Vintage Tea Time said...

Browsing blogs and came across yours! Your bush is a Philadelphus - they have a fabulous smell, don't they? We have one by our back door. x

Andi's English Attic said...
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Andi's English Attic said...

Yup, Mockorange. I have a couple of very mature 'trees' in my garden. The scent is heavenly. xx

Stephanie said...

How beautiful! But I don't have a guess of what the flowers could be - sorry. It sounds like the other ladies know what they are talking about though :) Soup and bread sounds delicious!

Love and hugs!

Vintage Tea Time said...

Thanks for your comment - I think the plant (on my blog) - the bright pink one - is a Johnsons geranium X

Paula said...

That shrub is lovely, what ever it is!

It is too hot for soup here in Alaska (we are having a heat wave)!

Have a great weekend!