Flowering Bushes – 365 – 099

These bushes are along the west side of our house. In the winter they have dark purple berries on them and then in spring they produce the prettiest pink flowers.

flowering bush

The bushes look rather brown, don’t they? It seems like they were greener this time last year, but then, we didn’t have zero weather for several days last year, nor was it this dry last year. I was half afraid they might be dead, but as you can see, they are very much alive!

flowering bush

The bees love them, as you can see from the picture below.

bee in flower


  1. Kristal


  2. Michael

    What is the name of this plant – are the berries poison to dogs who might eat them?

    • Karen

      I’m sorry but I don’t know what they are.

      • Kestrel

        These are Indian Hawthorn bushes.

        • Karen

          Thanks, Kestrel. I do know the name now, but I didn’t back in 2011. In fact, I have one at my new house here in Texas. Thanks for your comment!

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