Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thursday in the Garden

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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. Your photos are amazing! What a very beautiful plant.


    xoxo Jonesie

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

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

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

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

  13. 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 does hurt!

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

  15. 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

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


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