As I’ve mentioned before, we have many a plant in our yard that have been given to us. Free I tell ya! They’ve either needed dividing or outgrew the space. Regardless of the reason, we’re happy to give them a new home, but that leaves us with a myriad of plants and varieties.

I’m not complaining, oh no, by no means. It’s just that sometimes it poses a problem, like if we don’t know what the plant is or what it needs, etcetera.

Take this beauty, for example.

Miss Beth, an avid gardener and the source of this and many other lovelies we’ve been blessed with, probably knows what this is but we can’t remember at all. (Uh, since originally posting, I’ve talked to Miss Beth and she told me it’s a Deutzia, but please continue reading if you like.) It seems like I should know. I’m hoping I can get her to stop by here to let us know. Maybe you know? If so, do tell, please?

Thankfully, even though we don’t know what it is and it’s requirements, it’s growing like a weed. It’s very happy. The blooms cover the shrub (or tree?) but they don’t have any fragrance that I can detect.

The buds begin as a lilac color and then bloom to a paper white, like a little pom pom.

It’s pretty tall, about 8, even though we just planted it a year or so ago at only a few feet high.

(You do not see weeds on the ground. You do not see weeds on the ground.)

I have to think that it must be an old fashioned variety of some sort or at least it looks like it. Can’t wait to see how it fills out over the years.

Again, if you know what it may be, please let me know. I’m going to call Miss Beth now.

***Post Update: Miss Beth called and told me that’s this is a Deutzia. Thanks Miss Beth!***