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Mock Orange

mock orange

At the center of the front yard is an old mock orange shrub.  How it survived the house being built is a mystery -- but I'm glad it did.   In the spring it's alight with beautiful, single white blossoms with the exquisite fragrance of orange blossoms.  Clearly Philadelphus Virginalis, it's a gem to have in the garden!  It's now late May, 1999, and once again the mock orange is perfuming the entire front yard with it's exquisite scent.  I've noticed that it's strongest late in the day.  Here's a close-up of the blossoms, followed by the entire shrub in bloom.

1999 mock orange

1999 mock orange

The mock orange has begun its 2000 bloom.

2000 mock orange

2000 mock orange

2000 mock orange

The mock orange has begun to bloom -- late May, 2001.

2001 mock orange

2001 mock orange

2001 mock orange

It's now the end of May, and the mock orange is at the height of its bloom. The fragrance scents the entire front yard.

2001 mock orange

2001 mock orange

The mock orange has burst into bloom in 2002, covered with its sweetly-scented flowers.

2002 Mock Orange

2002 Mock Orange

It's early June, 2003, and the mock orange has begun to bloom, scenting the air with its wonderful fragrance.

2003 Mock Orange

2003 Mock Orange

2003 Mock Orange

2003 Mock Orange

It's late May 2004 and the Mock Orange has begun to bloom, filling the garden with its wonderful fragrance.

2004 Mock Orange

2004 Mock Orange

2004 Mock Orange

2004 Mock Orange

2004 Mock Orange

It's early June 2005 and the Mock Orange has burst into bloom, perfuming the front yard with it's sweet fragrance.

2005 Mock Orange

2005 Mock Orange

2005 Mock Orange

2005 Mock Orange

2005 Mock Orange

2005 Mock Orange

2005 Mock Orange

2005 Mock Orange

It's mid-May 2006 and the mock orange has opened the first of its hundreds of blooms.

2006 Mock Orange

2006 Mock Orange

2006 Mock Orange

2006 Mock Orange

2006 Mock Orange

2006 Mock Orange

2006 Mock Orange

2006 Mock Orange

2006 Mock Orange

2006 Mock Orange

Toward the end of June, the landscaper cut the Mock Orange down to the ground in order to renew it (as with so many other things, he was late).  Now, at the end of July, you can see just how quickly it has started to return.

2006 Mock Orange

Given the late pruning in 2006, the Mock Orange didn't bloom at all in 2007 but put on good growth.  Now, the first of June 2008 brings the bloom of the renewed Mock Orange.

2008 mock orange

2008 mock orange

2008 mock orange

2008 mock orange

2008 mock orange

2008 mock orange

2008 mock orange

2008 mock orange

2008 mock orange

2008 mock orange

2008 mock orange

2008 mock orange

Spring 2009 bring the bloom of the mock orange with its wonderfully scented simple white flowers.

2009 mock orange

2009 mock orange

2009 mock orange

2009 mock orange

2009 mock orange

It's early May 2010 and the mock orange has begun to bloom.

2010 mock orange

2010 mock orange

2010 mock orange

2010 mock orange

2010 mock orange

2010 mock orange

2010 mock orange

2010 mock orange

The mock orange continues blooming to the end of May.

2010 mock orange

2010 mock orange

2010 mock orange

2010 mock orange

It's now getting toward the end of mid-May 2011 and the mock orange has begun to bloom.

2011 mock orange

2011 mock orange

2011 mock orange

2011 mock orange

2011 mock orange

2011 mock orange

2011 mock orange

2011 mock orange

2011 mock orange

2011 mock orange

2011 mock orange

2011 mock orange

2011 mock orange



Last Updated: 08 Jan 2015

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