Friday, March 12, 2010


My friend, Teresa, shared some of this shrub with me. She wasn't sure of the name. That's her looking at the sunset. I love the orangey-red buds, opening into bright yellow blooms. J moved it for me last year. It was languishing where I had it. It's rewarded us with its first blooms, which greet us out at the road when we drive up.

In researching it, I'm thinking it's likely a broom. Apparently, some brooms are invasive. I'm hoping this isn't one of those, and didn't seem to be very aggressive at Teresa's. Some can be used for a yellow dye. That excites me, as I'd love to cultivate more plants that I can use in my soaps and other products. Can anyone enlighten me as to what this is?

J is putting the finishing touches on the first piece of our renewable energy system. I'll write more once I've taken pics. I hope you're having a lovely weekend!

1 comment:

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a pretty one! It reminds me of forsythia which is blooming around here. It looks very different from the Scotch Broom we see here (which is very invasive). What a nice gift to remind you of your friend.