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I was lucky enough to have an old weigela on the property when the house was built. After a little drastic pruning (as in, to the ground!), it came back and has been covered with blossoms every year since.
At its peak, it's quite a traffic stopper!
The weigela has begun it's 2000 bloom.
It's May, 2001, and the weigela has begun to bloom.
Ten days later, and the weigela is in full bloom.
The weigela has begun its 2002 bloom.
It's late May, 2003, and the weigela has begun to bloom.
The weigela has become a tad confused -- it's the end of July and it's blooming for a second time!
It's now mid-May 2004 and the weigela has begun to bloom.
Mid-May 2005 brings the blooming of the weigela.
It's early May 2006 and the weigela has begun to bloom.
In mid-summer 2006 (much later than I had instructed), the old landscaper came and did the renewal pruning on the forsythia, mock orange, and weigela, ensuring that these three shrubs, which bloom on last year's wood, would not bloom this year Then, to add insult to injury, when weeding the beds some weeks later, his crew treated all the new growth on the weigela as weeds and ripped it off! Needless to say, I have a new landscaper this year. The weigela spent 2007 slowly growing back from the roots and, of course, did not bloom in the spring. It's now the end of September and it has put on good growth during the year though it's a relatively slow-growing shrub. Much to my shock, it now has a number of blossoms on it! I suppose it may be trying to catch up for lost time but it's strange nonetheless! Here they are; I expect that it will be back to its old self next year.
It's now mid-May 2008 and the weigela has recovered nicely and is in bloom.
Just after Memorial Day, the weigela remains in full bloom. Here's a view from the outside looking in.
And on into June ....
In mid-July, last year's weigela confusion took hold and it started to bloom again!
The weigela is back to fine form in the spring of 2009.
It's the beginning of May 2010 and the weigela has begun to bloom.
From the street outside, it stops traffic!
Mid-May and still going strong.
It's now late June and one branch of the weigela has burst into bloom, a month later than the rest of the shrub. Must be confused!
More confusion in early July!
It's the second week of May 2011 and the weigela has started to bloom.
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