Blooming Spirea

Spirea (or spiraea) comes in several colors but the white flowering shrubs are breathtaking. It typically blooms just before its leaves fully develop.

Spirea are happiest in full sun with good drainage and moisture, but they can also grow in shade.

This easy-growing shrub grows up to six feet tall. 

Coming in a range of sizes, colors, and forms, there are plenty of varieties of this hardy, easy to grow shrubs to choose from. Some of the old-fashioned varieties of spirea such as bridal wreath, with its timeless elegance and delicate cascading branches covered in frothy white blooms, have been around for decades. However, the old-fashioned varieties can take a lot of space and look best when not pruned. New varieties work well in suburban yards where colors and size are important.

I found out that Native Americans had various medicinal uses for local spirea species. They used it for abdominal pain and made it into a tea. They also used it for making brooms and even as an ingredient for cooking. ūüėć

Spirea can be white or different shades of pink. I didn’t find pink ones but I took lots of photos of white ones. I have posted some of them here.

Have a lovely day ūüíčūüíč

Shorena

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Scent of roses in air!

What I like most about this season is dynamism – for example, you see ten blooming flowers in one moment and there are another twenty sprouting in an hour!

To maximize the pleasure the ‘rose season’ gives me I walk a lot. It’s not too hot or cold outside and air is full of different adorable scents of flowers – pure pleasure!

So why don’t we start this day with a touch of colorful roses? I’m not possessive, I can share pictures I’ve taken with you ūüėćūüėć

My spring rose collection, part I.

Have a beautiful day,

Shorena

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Wonderful Vinka!

I was ‘hunting’ for beautiful Vinka flowers yesterday – it was not easy to find them as they love to hide their beauty from the sun, especially behind other plants. However I won our Hide and Seek game and found several Vinka hiding places!

Vinka flowers. © Shorena Ratiani photography

One of the most popular ground cover plants, it can thrive in both cold and warm climates. It blooms prolifically, is easy to grow and tolerates poor soil and drought.

Wonderful blue Vinka flowers in my gallery:

Have a beautiful day,

Shorena

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Happy Iris Day!

The 8th of May is Iris Day! Okay, okay, I know it’s already the 9th but it’s never too late to congratulate and say something nice. So happy Iris Day everyone!

Iris. © Shorena Ratiani Photography

This unique, tall flower produces nectar for insects and is celebrated for its distinctive beauty. With over 300 species, the Iris is an excellent feature in garden landscapes, with a variety of colors.

Iris. © Shorena Ratiani Photography

I was finding and photographing lovely Iris flowers for the last couple of weeks.
Here are some pictures of the first and last Iris flowers to bloom this year. I found blue, purple and white colors.

Nature is the best artist, isn’t it? More iris photos:

Did you know that an Iris flower has great spiritual meaning in different countries? It is a symbol of creativity, great power and good news ^^

Have a happy day, full of only good news ūüôā

Shorena

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Lovely Lilac in Bloom!

The lilac is in bloom now and smells utterly divine. I do love it so much! The lilac season is one of my favorite things about spring – the most fragrant time of the year.

© Shorena Ratiani Photography

Here are some photos of beautifully blooming purple and white lilacs
I found while walking in parks, woodland and even in flower markets.
It was very pleasant to be around lilac bushes because of their delicious scent – in fact I could smell them before I saw them!

© Shorena Ratiani Photography

Have a look at more photos of spring time beauties.

Happy May day to you and may spring stick around!

Shorena

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