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More abelia


I posted a while back about abelia, an old-fashioned flowering shrub that the bees and butterflies love. I asked my local plants and landscaping shop to find me some more, and this week six new abelia plants went in at the edge of the yard, up against the woods.

No place could possibly have too much abelia. Its dense, tiny flowers go on blooming for months. It makes a fine hedge. I figured that the rabbits, which are humorously abundant at the abbey, would appreciate a new hedge at the edge of the woods. Plus the birds love to shelter in hedges.


  1. Jo wrote:

    Do the deer bother these plants? We have deer in abundance – Siler City, about midway between Greensboro and Raleigh.

    Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8:46 pm | Permalink
  2. daltoni wrote:

    That’s a good question, Jo. The abelia I’ve had for years is right beside the house, too close to the house for the deer. I’ll soon find out, though. I’ll also ask a horticulturist.

    Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

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