Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thursday in the Garden

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The Pyracantha tree is often called Firethorn, and if you ever get stabbed by one of it's vicious thorns you will realize why.The nasty thorns offer protection from trespassers and other undesirable intruders and is regularly planted as a pretty defense.



I wanted to share with you the cycle of the pyrcantha
This little round red berry arrives during the winter months.
It feeds the birds well.

Then in spring a lovely tiny white flower appears
which the bees dearly love.
Spreading their wonderful pollen from flower to flower.

The small tiny buds.

And finally the end of the season.
The tiny white flowers fade from sight until next year
where the cycle will repeat itself again.



19 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We had one of those in California. They are beautiful. So the Woman says.

Sparkle said...

Oh, so that's what they are called! My human has lived in a couple of homes where they grew.

Prancer Pie said...

That is truly an amazing thing. Beautiful, too. We don't haf one of those anywhere that we know of.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Such an interesting plant...though it sounds very painful too. :)

Old Kitty said...

Awww love this pictorial cycle of the amazing Pyracantha! This bush is just lovely and brilliant esp for the wildlife! Yay! Take care
x

Fuzzy Tales said...

Really, really lovely photos--just wanted to say that! :-)

Hannah and Lucy said...

We loved the seasonal pictures of the pyracantha and we bet the birds love those berries.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Cory said...

Your photos are amazing! What a very beautiful plant.

Purrrrrr.....

xoxo Jonesie

Cat said...

I have never heard of this tree, it is very beautiful! I wonder if they grow in Canada?

Madi and Mom said...

Abby what a beautiful and colorful post. You must be a Master Gardener.
Hugs Madi

Brian said...

Everything is so pretty!!!

Shaggy and Scout said...

What a neat tree! Something going on each season to watch.

Carolyn said...

I’ve never heard of this tree!!! What beautiful pictures :)

Eric and Flynn said...

That is a beautiful tree.

The Island Cats said...

We had one of those...but our dad-guy pulled it out because it was getting too big and parts of it had died. Mom says she's felt its thorns...it does hurt!

Katie and Glogirly said...

Those are beautiful photos! Your mom really knows what she's doing with her camera. SO pretty! (and the depth of field makes them!)
...bet you didn't know a cat even knew what depth of field was!
xo Katie

Tillie and Georgia said...

Such a pretty garden!!!
It will be a while before we have flowers, but it has been warm and maybe we can do a garden post soon :)
Your Mom took pawsome pictures!!
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure and JJ

The Purr Diaries said...

What a beautiful garden!

Oui Oui said...

We had some at our first house and they are beautiful year round!