Zoo plants

Name that plant. No, really, because I don’t know what any of these are. The N.C. Zoo may have more interesting plants than it does animals, but they don’t label most of them.

NC Zoo - Random Plant 6

NC Zoo - Random Plant 5

NC Zoo - Random Plant 4

NC Zoo - Mystery plant 2

NC Zoo - Mystery Plant 1

Spring: Scotch Broom

Scotch BroomAs promised to HL-S, photos of my Scotch Broom from three weeks of weeks ago. These bloom fragrant, tiny flowers for about three weeks, and then they look like brooms for the other 49 weeks of the year. I wish I could bottle the sweet fragrance in a Yankee candle. (That’s rhetorical; I’m sure Martha Stewart could help me there but I’m not going to investigate.) The Scotch Room is one random gardening decision I made a couple of years ago; it didn’t exist when I moved in.

More info on the Scotch Broom here.

Scotch Broom in Bloom (zoom)

Scotch Broom (zoom)

Scotch broom and stuff and car

Spring: Rhododendron?

These came with the bungalow. I don’t trim them munch. I didn’t really know what they were until a few minutes ago, when I came to the conclusion that they are rhododendron. Someone please verify. And, then, what are the white flowers that are coming through onto the porch?

Taken about two weeks ago. It’s sad that they blooms will be off pretty soon, because there’s not much color in my yard over the summer, except for those spiders.

Rhododendron

Porch Rhododendron

Rhododendron (2)