The mock orange is blooming beautifully right now!
I pruned away a lot of dead branches this spring, but the rest is just thriving!
The other one at the side of the house is still just budding. It doesn’t get as much direct sunlight as this one. I’m actually amazed it’s still alive. The groundhog has dug a tunnel behind it, damaging and exposing quite a lot of roots in the process. I keep…
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Philadelphus lewisii, Mock Orange
Philadelphus coronarius (Sweet mock orange)
Yesterday, our Mock orange flowered and this afternoon we got a rare few minutes of sunny weather in Vancouver, so I took these photos. Our shrub hasn’t started to produce it’s lovely scent yet but that will happen in the next few days. As soon as the scent arrives, the little antennae on the bumblebees’ heads will start to twich. Sweet mock orange is very popular with the entomological community.
This species is yet another common flowering plant that arrived in Europe by way of the pleasure gardens of the Ottoman Empire. The Holy Roman emperor's ambassador to the Sublime Porte, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq, introduced the Sweet mock orange to Vienna in 1562.
Postscript: I predicted that the bumblebees would show up soon and sure enough, the very next day...
Philadelphus flowers ~ Nigel Branchett
Still life with lavender and mock orange by *LiliAnn*
YEAH, BABY!!! THAT’S WHAT I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR! THAT’S WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT!
Mock Orange Discography
Genre: Emo/Indie Rock
Origin: Evansville, Indiana
Years active: 1993–present
October 2021: A Mock Time
Yep, it rained:
Our Beit Alpha cucumber has decided the end is nigh:
This volunteer sunflower had its leaves worn out by an unknown caterpillar:
Friday’s backyard garden harvest. I like this arrangement. It is one part Cthulhu & one part Sumerian beard:
Put the Kid on the Sleepy Horse by Mock Orange
Artwork by JoAnn Goodman
When we got that one really cold night in late May, most things survived (the new mulberry sapling, sadly, did not) just fine. However, anything that was budding lost their flowers. Including almost all of the lilacs.
This Korean lilac usually blooms after the common lilac, but with the warmth we’d had earlier in May, it was starting to bud, too. This morning, I found this single spray of…
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