I can't help but think about what I'm waiting to see bloom. Every time I look out our back window I'm reminded of what I'm waiting for. I have lots of plants that I love, and can't wait to see. But, there is one right now I am just really looking forward to. I remember buying this shrub about 8 years ago. At the time it was a small stick like thing. No leaves or flowers were on it. While I was contemplating it, another nursery shopper told me she had that very shrub. She told me, it will grow fast, and it's beautiful. I don't usually need much convincing, so that was enough for me. I bought it and took it home. For some reason I decided to plant it under a tall Ponderosa Pine. A very dry and fairly shady spot, it has survived and flourished. Each year it's show has been bigger. The blooms are a beautiful pink, and last for a long time.
Here she is. Hard to believe these sticks and buds will produce a most beautiful display of pink, drooping flower clusters. I wish I had a picture of her in bloom, you'll have to come back and see in about a month. I'll be sure to post pictures.
I of course have lost the tag, so I don't remember the exact name of this one. I do know it's a pink flowering currant, ribes sanguineum. It will bloom the beginning of March and hangs onto those flowers for close to a month. This one doesn't produce berries, although some varieties will. It is also supposed to be attractive to hummingbirds. This is definitely a nice addition to a partially shaded area.
So, what are you waiting for to bloom and why?