The little woman and I have been working hard at the old homestead fixing it up to sell. In the process, memories from long ago are dredged up:
- we bought the lot when it was a swamp on the treeless prairie north of Winnipeg,
- we designed and built our dream-home,
- we lucked out and converted the dredging from the sewer and water project to fill for our swamp, and
- we planted grass, trees, shrubs and flowers, many of which are still thriving decades later, but
What the Heck is this?
I thought I had planted Saskatoon berries in that place but this shrub is short, just 3 feet high, and the petals are heart-shaped and the leaves have larger teeth than the Saskatoon. So, the question remains, “What is it?”. We just don’t know and my searches of the web have failed. We both love it and may transplant some to bring to the new place. The shrub is encrusted with clusters of the flowers and the little woman is very happy with it. Anytime the little woman and I are both happy about a plant is rare and should be celebrated…
I searched Google Images for “flowers white five heart-shaped petals leaves oval toothed alternate” The closest match I have found is this copyright-expired drawing of a Saskatoon Berry. Perhaps it is a variation on the most common types or something found in the wild.
As the little woman notes, the petals are different and the teeth on the leaves are different. Is it a Saskatoon? Who knows?