Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cool White on a Hot Day

The heat and humidity have been brutal this week.  While I was walking around Hollywood Cemetery on Monday, even the breeze off the river didn't offer much relief.

I think I'll cool things down a bit this morning, and I'll show you some more of the lovely viburnum that was blooming so beautifully. 

At least I THINK it's a viburnum.  Some of them look so much like hydrangeas that I have trouble telling them apart.

I'm figuring it this way ... as hot and dry as it has been, if this was a hydrangea, it would be all wilted.  This shrub wasn't even one little BIT wilted.

After wandering around the cemetery with my camera for a couple of hours, I was most CERTAINLY beginning to wilt.  After resting in the shade here for a few minutes, I packed up my gear and headed for home.

Thank you for all the kind comments you leave here whenever I take you to Hollywood Cemetery.  It's one of my very favorite places, and I'm glad you don't seem to be tiring of it.  If you're anywhere near Richmond, Virginia, it is definitely a not-to-be-missed place to visit.

(written by Hartwood Roses.  Hartwood Roses blog.)


  1. That may be Hydrangea paniculata, but I am not positive without seeing the foliage closer. This time of year would be more appropriate for it to be blooming. Either way it is vey nice looking.

  2. I think it looks like a very large plant/tree I have in my yard which is a Hydrangea! Blooms later in the summer. What ever it is, it is Gorgeous! So hot and I'm melting here in Georgia!

  3. Hi Connie! I'm your newest follower (via Kat's blog)! What a wonderfully historic home you have and what a blessed life you live! :) I try my best at gardening, but for some reason I fail at roses... :( I adore the old cabbage rose look in my garden, but know that they tend to be a little fussier. I'm looking forward to learning a little more about growing roses from you as I follow your posts!

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

  4. Viburnum!!! That's the name of those shrubs.. I LOVE THEM and have been trying to figure that out...they get HUGE around here.

    Our humidity seems to be fading. I hope.


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