Summer Blooming Flowers 7-28-2014

Hope all is well!

Click HERE to see what was blooming last year!

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Lychnis coronaria  – rose campion

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Myosotis scorpioides – Water Forget-me-not

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Hmmmm.

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Lupine

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Imperata cylindrica var. rubra – Japanese Blood grass

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True lillium

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Ah, sunsets…..

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Daucus carota – Queen Anne’s Lace

Queen Anne was tatting some white lace. Tatting is a lost art of making lace by hand. The beautiful white lace she was tatting became the white lacy flowers of the wild carrot plant. She pricked her finger and one drop of blood dripped out. This became the central dark red or purple sterile floret that is present on some, but not all, Queen Anne’s Lace flowers.

Legends disagree as to Queen Anne was tatting such lovely lace. Some say it was Anne (1574 – 1619), the first Stuart Queen Anne, who was brought over from Denmark at fourteen years of age to be a Queen to King James of Scotland. Others argue it was Anne (1665 – 1714), the daughter of William and Mary, and the last monarch in the Stuart line. Both Annes’ died in their forties.

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Cichorium intybus – Chickory

Check out Chickory’s Health Benefits & History HERE!

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