This photo was part of my last Bloomday post, when I discovered the first flowers on my Daphne x houtteana.
Then I noticed the buds along the (formerly) bare stem and thought "cool" it's replacing he leaves lost from winter's madness.
But a few days go by and now all sorts of craziness is happening.
Virtually every stem has flowers, under the foliage.
I looked at this and thought "this can't possibly be normal" — Daphne flowers are supposed to be on top of the leaves!
Then I clicked over to plant lust to see if they had any photos of the flowers.
Turns out they do, and they were taken my me, back at Portland Nursery in 2010, and yes the flowers were on the stems, under the leaves. So this is normal? Kinda freaky if you ask me...
Oh and about that black foliage. It starts out green, and then fades to black.
The reverse of normal. Wait, is this a pattern?
Weather Diary, March 27: Hi 55, Low 45/ Precip .02"
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