Friday, February 15, 2013

Little bit of color

Thank you everyone who participated in Lisa and Nancy's Valentine's Day BMB party! I hope everyone had as much fun as I did. I discovered some wonderful new blogs to follow!

To cheer up a cold and cloudy Friday -- here is a story with a pop of color!
We don't have much color during winter here at a Magnolia Holler. Don't get me wrong, we have a lot of evergreens, but not much bright color. We don't spent much time directly behind the house because the pond is so close and our son is only three (we don't want any accidents, I have looked into swimming lessons for this Spring). Though, in the summer, under close supervision, we do sit out on the bank and go fishing - blue gill and large mouth bass.

Well, I walked around the house observing what needed attention in the way of pruning, and when I turned the corner to the back a smile flushed my face! Sitting in the middle of the back is a bush FULL of bright red berries!

I've been trying to identify the bush, between the berries and leaves...

I'm not certain, but I think it may be Heavenly Bamboo.
What do y'all think? Happy Friday!

-Live Simple, Be Happy-
Magnolia Holler


  1. I have no idea what the plant is, but what a wonderful burst of color in all that green!

  2. I think it's Heavenly Bamboo ( - I've got a ton of it at my house.

    1. I think you're right too! Writing it down now so I remember :)

  3. Those berries are really pretty! I don't know what the plant is but I like it.

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Excited to hear that someone else is getting bees this spring, too :)

  4. A holly? Maybe not, not sharp leaved enough... they're beautiful, though!

  5. They are nandina berries! We have them and I love them. Just like holly they have red berries and color in the winter.

  6. Oh, I never know my plants! Pretty though!

  7. Love the pop of color! Visiting from the Boost My Blog hop! Love your blog and hope you will stop by my HomeAcre Hop on Thursdays at The Self Sufficient HomeAcre :)

  8. I'm late to the party but wanted to say hi! Hi!

  9. Yes this is a type of Bamboo. Its called Nadina. It is also called heavenly bamboo. They are very hardy plants they have babies every spring or fall. They will grow to be a tree if not careful. They also go red in winter and green and reddish color in the summer.