Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Plant Contest

Yesterday G and I went for a walk near Lake Shabonna. We went on a path we've never been on before, that was more travelled by deer, dogs and racoons, than humans. The temperature was perfect, in the mid 70's and the sun was brilliant and warm. The air was filled with the mild, pleasant and slightly intoxicating smell of honeysuckle. The honeysuckle smell was coming from some tree/bush that I can not identify. I have put a picture of it here, and if someone can tell me what the plant is, I will send the first person to be able to identity it 3 cards of their choice from my etsy shop The small tree has silver green leaves and tiny tiny white flowers that smell like honeysuckle. I live in the Midwest, so it seems to be native to Illinois. Anyone know what this is????? anyone????


  1. I just happened to stumble upon this blog. I live in the midwest as well. I believe it is a wild plum tree. We have them all over MN. Hope that helps.

  2. Hey Nadine thanks for visiting my blog. I am still trying to identify your mystery shrub/tree. MB

  3. It looks like a Oreander? I think I spelled it right?