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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Snowballs in the Spring

One of my favorite bushes is the Snowball.
They help to give our home that vintage old house look, even though our home is only 13 years old.

The actual name is Viburnum 'Roseum'

The Original Snowball Bush. 
They can get up to 12' feet high and wide. 
They like full to partial sun and are very tolerant to growing conditions.

I have them in every flower garden and around the house.

I love their old fashioned look. 

This year is going to be a good year for these bushes, sometimes they can be affected by bugs and it just wipes out the whole bush, leaves and all. 
 This bush is about 11 years old and as you can see it is  huge.

They turn from a limey green little ball to a big white ball of snow. 

Just look at those puff balls, perfect for throwing.

When the petals start to fall from tree, I let the children have their Spring snowball fights.  Nice thing about these snowballs, they don't hurt when you get hit by one.  By the end of the fight there are white petals everywhere and you would have thought it really snowed.

So, anyone up for a snowball fight?
  They are already pre-rolled.

I am off to the garden, the sun is out and I have flowers to plant.

Thanks for stopping by, if you want to see more gardens pop over and visit Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Flora Thursday with Tracie. 

and Debra from Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday.

and Cindy from My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.

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One final note; I think we are all still having problems with Blogger and leaving comments.  I tried a few and no luck, maybe they will have it fixed soon.
Just so you know I will try to stop by later.  Alaina


  1. I don't think I have ever seen the front of your house before. I think it is wonderful that you have achieved that vintage garden look with a newer house. I don't have any snowballs, but you are making me want to plant some. I think my blogger commenting issue is fixed, but I am probably jinxing myself by saying that!

  2. I love these bushes and they look beautiful planted all around your house. They do give it that 'old fashioned' feel! I'm up for a snowball fight!! lol!


  3. your snowball viburnums are beautiful. of all the flowers and flowering shrubs in my garden, it's my favorite. i have a huge one right outside my kitchen window, and i can't tell you how much pleasure it's given me.

    have a lovely weekend.

  4. Alaina,

    Love the Viburnum 'Roseum'! It does give your home a vintage feel. I hope you take some cuttings inside your lovely home to enjoy.

    The rain finally stopped and now the heat is here -- too hot, too soon. I am working double time in my gardens trying to get caught up!

    Your Friend,

  5. ...oh my!!
    thems is HUGE snowballs ~ LOL!!
    pre rolled,
    you make me laugh!!!
    what a beautiful fight that would be:)

    so lovely...
    xo, Rosemary

  6. Alaina, I love those too. I was going to ask you if you had bug problems with yours, because my sister had to give her snowball bush up and get rid of it--constantly covered in bugs! You know a lot about plants. What would you recommend for a hearty perennial that would stay compact, tolerate drought and a ton of sun, and have some pretty flowers for mid to late summer?

  7. Alaina i love the snowball bush and had them at my old house! So Victorian and romantic.
    I just love your home inside and out!
    Lovely post you did for Karen too~!

  8. Your Snowballs are awesome! And you are right this has been an excellent year for them. Mine bloomed beautifully just like yours.

  9. Beautiful flowers...beautiful home. Thanx for sharing, Tiffany

  10. Your snowball bushes are breathtakingly beautiful. Wow!

  11. So pretty, mine are just starting to bud out - i am trying to imagine mine being as 'huge' as yours are. i am wondering if i should take out the plants i have planted with mine - as your's looks like it takes up quite a bit of space? Thanks for linking up this post at Cottage Flora Thursday's!! xoox, tracie

  12. Your snowball bush is a gorgeous specimen. I love the photos you got too.

    Happy Memorial Day weekend :O)


  13. My grandmother had these and I get so nostalgic when I see them. just beautiful! Thanks for linking up, Alaina!! xoxo Debra

  14. Those are the prettiest snowballs I've ever seen!

  15. I have a bloggie award for you over here:

  16. I am just testing my own blogg to see if I can post.

  17. I love these bushes! Ours aren't quite blooming yet, but I can't wait until they do!

  18. Your home is lovely! As are the snowball bushes.
    This would be a wonderful post for Kathleen's White Wednesday! (

  19. What a gorgeous bush that is! I absolutely love it, and it looks especially good next to that chippy chair. :)


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