Summer Blooming Flowers 8-16-2014

Happy Saturday! I hope everyone got to sleep in today =-)

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Milk glass garden art.

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Burr oak in the setting sun

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Sunset

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Ligularia ‘Osiris Cafe Noir’ (hybrid) – Ragwort

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Ligularia stenocephala ‘Little Rocket’ – Ragwort

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Close-up

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Astilbe simplicifolia ‘Hennie Graafland’

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Echinacea (hybrid) ‘Marmalade’ – Coneflower

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Echinacea ‘Milkshake’ – Coneflower

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15 thoughts on “Summer Blooming Flowers 8-16-2014

  1. Ragwort is a farmer’s nightmare. Toxic to cattle I believe. They used to have ragwort pulling parties at a nature reserve I knew as it was regarded with such horror. The coneflower on the other hand looks great. I would like that in the garden (I think).

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    • You’re mostly correct. . This is a case of “common name” syndrome, where many different plants are called the same thing in different regions. Tansy Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) is the plant you are thinking of that is nasty to livestock.
      This is why horticulturists use the Latin nomenclature, so there is no confusion as to which plant we are talking about.
      What’s really cool (I think) is that I can talk to ANY horticulturist, world-wide, no matter what language they speak and we can understand what plant we are talking about. Well, at least we understand the plant name! 😉

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      • We do the same for birds as the vernaculars can be the same for very different species. I must start doing the same for plants but most of my plant ID is along the lines of “well its yellow with a green stem”.

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  2. When I was growing up, our boxer dog loved to steal and eat raw potatoes and bananas out of the fruit and veg bins. He also tipped out all the plants in milk glass pots (mum loved milk glass pots). He never broke a single piece of milk glass, but just gathered it around him. Go figure.

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  3. I was going to go into a diatribe about ragwort but Andrew did it for me. The bad ragwort is very bad here in Victoria. But you smacked us all on the wrist with your “Common name” syndrome. And I just love bumping in to other friends on your blog. Nice to see leggypeggy here.

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    • You all gave me a post idea about common name syndrome! Yeah community! I’ll write that in the winter when I have no blooms… sigh.
      I love seeing others I follow/follow me in random other places. I’m pretty out there on my reading. I follow very few strictly plant folk.

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