Monday, September 26, 2011

An Old Fashioned Flower.


This is one of my spring favourites. A small tree filled with clusters of tiny white flowers. I remember my Grandmother used to have a tree in her front garden like this. So old fashioned, I love it. The pure white contrasts so brightly against the green foliage.









I would love to know what it is called. I thought it was the snowball plant, but I am not sure. Hoping my bloggy friends will know the name of this gorgeous plant.



Here it is again with my most favourite rose. So fragrant and delicate it almost looks crinkley.





The tag has dropped of this rose. So, please don't ask me what it is called.
 In fact, I will own up to the mere fact that all of the tags on my roses have fallen off.

 This one a stunner though, highly fragrant and can produce a huge flower


Happy Monday. Happy Spring!

Pam x

18 comments:

Mimi said...

Beautiful flowers, my husband is sitting next to me, I asked what he may think the flowers are, he said could be a form of blossom. Happy Monday to you too. Mimi xx

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Oh Pam...I LOVE that flower, my Grandmother had them too and I think we might have even had some when we were children...either we did or it was one the neighbour had that we used to pick and put into little bunches and try to sell right outside the front of her house..not very clever I suppose but it was fun! The bees like that plant too don't they?
Love the roses and the 'snowball' flowere together...just stunning and girly!
Happy Monday,
Kiss Noises Linda

Sarah B said...

What gorgeous little puff balls. It reminds me of Hawthorn which down here is dark pink and maybe a bit smaller? Hard to compare the size though but it does come into flower very soon. Gorgeous!

flowersandhome said...

I'm sorry I can't help you, I don't know the name of the beautiful white flowers but I absolutely loooove them. Old-fashioned? They are beautiful I think! As is the rose, with or without tag ;-)
Bye,
Have a great week,
Marian

helen tilston said...

Thank you for posting these beautiful images. I adore white flowers of any variety - and that rose is most appealing
Helen

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Pam, I have always called this bush a May Bush..the little white ones that is. They are very pretty especially en masse!

polkadotpeticoat said...

they are lovely, the pretty white flowers....

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi Pam....

Your photos are just gorgeous...
I try to zoom in with my little digital camera (for my ebay photos)....& YUKKY..they never look good..

Anyway...i have a snowball type plant in the back yard & it is more clustered/bigger blooms than your photos..

BUT there maybe differing varieties etc..??

SO all in all i am NO value at all for you!!~~

looks a lovely flower anyway...

xx andrea

Anonymous said...

lovely photos. the plant is called May Bush and it is also my favourite spring time flower.

Stylish Settings said...

Oh I love it too. Snowball trees look ugly the whole time except for when they flower. My mum used to have one and I always wished she'd pull it out until it flowered and then it was so pretty.
Cheers
Kylie x

delia hornbook said...

Hi Pam, such a beautiful delicate looking flower. We have something similar in apparance in England its called Gypsophila a lot of brides have it in their wedding flowers or in their hair. I love the photo of it in the tea cup. Have a lovely week, dee x

duchess_declutter said...

Thanks for this post! I've seen them in flower around us too, and have wondered what they are called. Gorgeous when it's in flower, prety ordinary when it's not! cheers Wendy

Delisa said...

Hi Pam, my goodness, what beautiful pictures! The white flowers are so exquisite. We have a flowering tree that grows everywhere here in Georgia called a Crepe Myrtle. They come in various shades of pink, lavender, raspberry red and white. The flowers are similar, but a little more tissue paper-like. I hope someone can tell you the name. Have a lovely evening! Delisa :)

Tiff said...

Those flowers are so stunning! Your photos are gorgeous as usual! That rose is the perfect colour and I adore those tiny blooms! happy week! X

Rosabella said...

oh, it's so beautiful !!

simmone said...

Pam, it IS a May bush (spirea) called so because it flowers in Europe in May (crataegus species). I have two bushes in flower at the moment and also we have a native May bush (smaller)which has pink flowers.My Nanna had one in her garden which I loved as a child.I love your crinkley rose.

Anonymous said...

Hi, yes i know them as May bush, I have four in full flower along our back fence. I also have them because my Mum and Nan had them, i have always had a soft spot for them. Great memories.

Sue H @ Astrachic Studio said...

Hi Pam, I know a climber that looks like this one that is called Banksia
Rose. I love the yellow shaded one and they do flower in Summer with long flowered branches.
They look very Asian looking.
xo Sue
Astrachic Studio