Last week I declared that spring had arrived in Portland. It has snowed on four of the last seven days, so clearly I don't know the difference between winter and spring. We still went for a few walks despite the weather.
I can't help taking a picture of this shrub every year. I reminds me of a traditional Japanese watercolor. Does anyone know what it is? I really like it. It has winter interest because of the color and texture of the scraggily branches. In early spring the coral blossoms pop. I was hoping to get a picture before the leaves came out, because that's when this plant is the prettiest. There are fewer blossoms than usual this year, and the leaves are a bit early.
I'm interested in adding one of these shrubs between our porch and the driveway, so seriously...if you know what it is please let me know!