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Bridal Veil Flowers

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 3 August 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Bridal Veil, or Bridal Wreath, Spirea spotted in downtown.

Among the easiest flowering shrubs to grow, spireas are often used in foundation plantings, as hedges, and in perennial gardens. Most spireas bloom in late spring to mid-summer. Flower colors include pink, red, yellow, and white, depending on the variety. Size depends on the species and variety, and can range from two to ten feet tall and wide. Low-growing bumald spirea and medium-sized Japanese spirea can be used throughout the landscape. Vanhoutte spirea, the classic bridal veil spirea, grows up to 10 feet tall and 20 feet wide.

It's such a shame that these flowers are so short-lived. After the flowers have disappeared, these bushes are rather bland in appearance for the rest of the season.

Captured June 4, 2011.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/250 second F/9.0 ISO 100 42 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful.. they cover the entire plant...Amazing.

3 Aug 2011 8:07am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

what beautiful bush!
great light and fantastic DOF in your frame.

3 Aug 2011 8:31am

ManuelaR from Hainburg (Frankfurt/Main), Germany

Such a perfect bush, really shouting to be photographed ;o)

3 Aug 2011 9:08am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

So the killer falls in California are named after a simple bush?

3 Aug 2011 9:40am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great shot, Franz - a sensational plant with its cascading flowers.

3 Aug 2011 11:14am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Sorry - I mean Steven!

3 Aug 2011 11:15am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

This is a beautiful specimen of Spirea, and you really captured it's beauty magnificently. Wonderful shot!

3 Aug 2011 1:23pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Exquisite light and detail on these, and a generous image size that allows for maximum enjoyment.

3 Aug 2011 1:55pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Beautiful! I like the square format, clever.

3 Aug 2011 2:02pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Stunningly beautiful!

3 Aug 2011 2:32pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

wonderful . it looks so real in front of my eyes. great shot, Steve

3 Aug 2011 2:41pm

Jany from Compiegne, France

Une photo magnifique,il nous manque le parfum....lol Bonne soirée

3 Aug 2011 5:12pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's beautiful now though. A lovely shot.

3 Aug 2011 5:28pm

franz from Baden, Austria

a beautiful border plant, especially this "hanging" variety! a very appealing reminder of a cooler spring!

3 Aug 2011 6:33pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Thats what these are!! I love these flowers (spirea) Steven!! Thank you for posting this - I need it today..wonderful as always!

3 Aug 2011 8:17pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is gorgeous. Beautiful composition!

4 Aug 2011 12:49am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


4 Aug 2011 3:09am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a glorious display - perfectly-named, I might say, too !

4 Aug 2011 10:26am

Stefanie from Paris, France


4 Aug 2011 3:41pm