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Julie made a comment that the "Snow Balls" look similar to hydrangea. Yes they are similar to hydrangea but a bit of web research has revealed the following -- viburnums flower in the spring and hydrandeas in the summer. Another distinguishing feature is the number of stamen in each floret, 5 in Viburnum, 7-8+ in Hydrangea. But who's counting!!

I decided to post this photo of another Viburnum that has started to flower ... it looks even more like a hydrangea. As a matter of reference this is the shrub/tree that has red berries in the summer/autumn.

Hebrews 6:11-12 (New International Version)
We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.


  1. what a wonderful close up of such a simply beautiful plant, creamy white with stunning green, wow!

  2. Isn't it wonderful how the full cycle is apparent from just this one flower? I guess the outside buds have been there considerably longer.

    I suspect gardens in Tasmania are more similar to those in the mountains than to gardens in Sydney. There is certainly a massive difference. They are very attached to old-world cut flowers and garden beds and lawns: all things that are disappearing in Sydney.

  3. On this one the little buds in the middle don't open. It is always just this ring of open flowers around the pin cushion of little buds.


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