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FOTD – June 3 – Tick Bush photos

Welcome to my Flower of the Day Challenge (FOTD).  During the winter months, please feel free to use your archives and find some old favorite photos.

Please feel free to post every day or when you you feel like it.  Don’t forget that my FOTD challenge accepts gardens, leaves and berries as well as flowers.

Karen from Underdown blog asked what a tick bush is. It is actually a Japanese barberry bush it attracts deer ticks, hence its nickname Tick Bush. I like the name since I had Lymes Disease that went undiagnosed for nearly 30 years.

In early spring. The leaves get to be a dark reddish color in the summer.
Close up in Autumn. You can still see some of the red color.

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    • When we first moved in to the house, the previous owners had just planted 4 or 5 in our backyard against the fence. The label just said tick bush. I had to laugh at the irony. Now knowing some of the history. Iron is right, because we really like the colors of the bush 😀

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  1. I love the gorgeous little flowers revealed in your first photo. I planted these as they are deer-resistant, but didnt ever notice the flowers, unfortunately. Actually, I think the deer ate them! This was in Boulder Creek,CA in the redwoods..before I moved to Mexico.


    • The bush we leave rugged looking so I don’t photograph it often, but the colors it has throughout the year are spectacular. 😀


  2. Thirty years! That is heart-wrenching! I went about eight months before they figured out that I had celiac. And I thought that I had it bad. You are an incredibly strong person, Cee!


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