to brighten your day ...first Blooms of 2013
Happy New Year to all...
This is the first thing that blooms for me each year. This morning I noticed the blooms beginning to open and two wild bee's are already busy. Before long, the blooms will be covered with wild bee's. This plant produces many berries (Grapes) in late spring that drive the Mockingbirds wild. The leaves of the plant look a lot like holly. I grow it in shade at the base of the deck, in front of Confederate Jasmine vines. And to stay on topic, I can hardly wait for spring and the return of the little fluttering jewels we all enjoy.
Berberis aquifolium or Mahonia ~ Oregon Grape From __Garden Flowers - plants