Summer Blooming Flowers 7-19-2016

“Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.” ― Paulo Coelho

Jump back to see what I found blooming in 201320142015

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Physostegia virginiana ~ Obedient plant

This plant is fun to play with. Its obedient because you can move the tube and it will stay!


Hydrangea macrophylla ~ Endless summer hydrangea

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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Light of Day’   ||   Lobelia x speciosa ‘Starship Deep Rose’ ~ Cardinal flower

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Hydrangea macrophylla   ||   Sorbaria sorbifolia  ~  False spirea

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Hmmm. Don’t know.    ||   Sambucus racemosa  ~  Red elderberry


Asclepias Tuberosa ~ Butterfly weed

© Ilex – Midwestern Plant Girl

17 thoughts on “Summer Blooming Flowers 7-19-2016

  1. Spirea and elderberry are beautiful. I always have favorites. I had obedient plat and after 2 years it was about to take over my little butterfly patch. I had my helper dig it all up. It bloomed beautifully but I just could not contain it so I gave most of it to my friend with the warning to put it where it could not become a nuisance.

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    • Obedient plant is kind of a trick name… It’s obedient about moving a flower, but not when it comes to staying in its space! I use this flower a lot in my clients yards, as it does grow well (too well, as you found out!) And it can’t be drown, which most of my clients try to do. It’s 95F here and they are watering their lawns daily to keep them green. Such a waste of water!!

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  2. My hydrangeas have gone into and out of a crinkly state more than once. I planted them where I thought I could get to them, not realizing how gleefully my ostrich ferns would spread. Now I can but gaze at them from afar! I was thinking bladderwort too, but was unsure. Didn’t know they were edible. How cool.

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