April 21st, 2011 Jade Blackwater Spring Succulence April 21st, 2011 Jade Blackwater From: Flora, Forest | Arboreality, Garden | AppleJade, Gardening Tagged: April, birds, blossoms, broad, butterflies, fast, fire-resistant, flowers, fruit, Garden | AppleJade, gifts, native plants, new plants, observation, Pacific Northwest, photography, pink, purple, rain, red, Red flowering currant, Ribes sanguineum, shrubs, succulence, thanks, the cruelest month, upright, wet spring
Gorgeous, gorgeous currant! I can tell that those leaves are brand new. I looked last year for any kind of Ribes at a bunch of nurseries around here, and it seemed to me at the time that they’d been wiped off the face of the earth! So excuse me while my mouth hangs open at your pic, proof that they indeed still exist. Oh, and thanks for the lovely poetry at my blog!
I’m glad to share! This is one of my dearest favorite plants in the PNW. It grew in the shade under my parents’ porch when I was a kid. Something about it really sings to me—probably the pink flowers and rainy accompaniments. 😉
Succulence indeed. They are truly beautiful and it is wonderful to see them here…Great job.