Bushes filled with blooms are guaranteed to delight me, and this weigela is one I look forward to every year. We have two of them, one at the front and one at the rear of the house, so when they are flowering there is more than one lovely big splash of colour of the reddish pink they love, to attract bees and hummingbirds. The trumpet shape is particularly loved by hummingbirds and so these fit that particular bill really well. Have a good day, friends! A Flower a Day #312  (NB while I make every effort to identify the flowers posted, I make no guarantee that the name is correct. It’s about the photograph, not the name.:-)

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4 Responses

  1. There was a Weigela in the backyard of my house when I moved in 6.5 years ago. It never bloomed. I thought it was dead or dying. Then one day a couple of years back, a gardener friend of mine was reviewing the state of my backyard and said that the weigela was in need of a good trim and pruning. She took care of it. Cut it back quite severely. That was in the late summer. I never gave it much thought till about early July the next year when I noticed it had blooms on it. I silently gave a huge whoop and felt happy all over. Ever since then I have trimmed it, pruned it and have been rewarded faithfully with an ever increasing quantity of blooms. It still makes me whoop with happiness (silently, of course) each year when the gloriously pink blooms reappear. Care and attention is its own reward. Thank you, Ellie, for this PFD.

    1. What a lovely story, Janet! And what a great thing that you had a knowledgeable gardener friend to help that bush regain its beauty. Oh, yes! Care and attention are often all that is required for things of all kinds to bloom and be happy. Thanks again, Janet.

  2. Thanks so much Ellie. There is so many beautiful flowers to enjoy. We have one of those bushes in our front as well. Love the shape of the flower. Thanks again for sharing.

    1. They are all so special, you are right, Linda. And now we have the rain to keep them all blooming (if it doesn’t beat them into the ground!!). The shape is lovely! Thanks a lot.

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