Monday, June 14, 2010

Like a Wedding Gown

My camera doesn't seem to be able to capture the beauty of this shrub as well as I think it should. Someone suggested it has trouble focusing on so many white flowers ....but it just may be the photographer )))) This is Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum "Shasta" and she has been in bloom for about three weeks now. We planted her about eight years ago, along the steps at the side of the house going up to the back yard. It is under planted with Cotoneaster which mirror the inner florets. A self seeded apple tree arches above, and every year we consider removing it but haven't so far.

The branches are a mass of bloom,.... pure white, flowing and floating like the skirt of a wedding gown.


  1. and what a wonderful June bride she is! Glorious isn't it - what nature hath wrought, with a hand from time to time...

  2. I've been thinking of Shasta for years but never seem to run across it in nurseries... wow, it's as beautiful as I thought it would be!! Larry

  3. Hi again Bren, I can see why you want to photograph your masse of white blooms. Very nice.

    Don’t know if this helps but I’ve found that it is the detail/focus in photographing white flowers that is often a problem. I tend to try photographing them either in the early morning or later in the evening when light levels are lower. That seems to work okay for contrast then. Must get out soon to capture my white wisteria flowers for bloom day :-)

    Have a good day :-D

  4. The title is perfect---gorgeous and amazingly green thumb!