Wednesday, December 27, 2017

It's Vignette week! Day two: spring

In case you missed yesterday's post, this is Vignette Week here at danger garden, each day's photo depicting a season from last year. Spring is represented by my Poncirus trifoliata in flower, the neighbor's Dogwood is also in bloom and the sky is stormy — a typical springtime occurrence in Portland.

Weather Diary, Dec 26: Hi 35, Low 23/ Precip: trace — yes, most everything (plantwise) is still frozen. I am not happy about that.

Wednesday Vignettes are hosted by Anna at Flutter & Hum. All material © 2009-2017 by Loree Bohl for danger garden. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited and just plain rude.

16 comments:

  1. Poncirus trifoliata - I am told that the flowers have the fragrance of lemons ..is this true ? So pretty..but do take care when you go in to breathe in that fragrance !!!!

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    1. It is very very faint and only shows up occasionally.

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  2. Ah spring. Only a few weeks away!

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  3. Wow! That's a lot of flowers. I didn't realize this plant was so floriferous. This is the one that also makes little orange fruits, right?

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    1. Yes indeed, although they're a little yellower than true orange.

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  4. Poncirus is an impressive plant. I've been surprised at just how many thorns even my ordinary citrus trees have, although I'm reminded of this every time I try to prune them - ouch!

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  5. Having seen photos of your fruiting Poncirus, I'm not surprised to see all those flowers. Just gorgeous! All the more proof that mine needs to be moved - or go to a better home. It was nowhere NEAR that kind of display!

    Oh, and I need to check into what Vignette Week is. Sounds right up my alley...!

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    1. I think it's happy with a lot of sun.

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  6. Great shot! For a moment I thought it was a Magnolia.

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  7. This Poncirus trifoliate could provide a picture for each one of the seasons all by itself. I love a plant with a multi-season interest. Not every plant can pull off such a feat. I only wish the fragrance could come through the post...

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    1. That's so true. Hmmm....perhaps I need to capture it through out the year...

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  8. So... fragrant or not fragrant? I've seen conflicting reports.

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    1. Both! The stars seem to need to be aligned for the scent to be noticeable.

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