Saturday, May 27, 2006

Mock Orange

This is mock orange, Philadelphus x 'Buckley's Quill' The first picture is a close up of the flowers, which are very white and fragrant. Pretty, aren't they? They are in full bloom right now in the garden. The second picture shows how it looks in the garden and shows it's growing habit. Kind of a mess, isn't it? That's the problem with mock orange, it provides about two weeks of interest while it is flowering. The rest of the year it is a somewhat awkward shrub with big tall branches coming up out of it. I don't think it helps that I put three shrubs in a space that maybe should have only 1 or 2 shrubs.


Randa said...

The flower is quite pretty. Looks as though it might be somewhat luminescent in the evening. Such a nice clean white!

Carol said...

Yes, it is a very bright white and shows up well in the evening. It would be a good choice for an all white or evening garden.

Kathy from Alverno said...

I wondered how mock orage really does in our Indiana garden. Thanks for the pictures and information. I think I'll pass on this plant.