Tag Archive | botany

Autumn Blooming Flowers 10-21-2014

Happy Tuesday to you all!!

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If you can figure out what I was taking a picture of here, I will send you the booby-prize!!

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Cool thistle heads.

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Helenium autumnale – Sneezeweed… Achooooo!

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Helenium autumnale – Sneezeweed

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Milkweed seeds – Blowing n the wind!

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Gentainella quinquefolia – Stiff Gentian

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I know it is an aster – never seen one with a purple center, tho.

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Solidago nemoralis – Gray goldenrod

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I loved the fall color of this, however can’t ID it. =-(

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More asters I can’t ID.

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Monarda didyma – A bit of a late riser!

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Autumn Blooming Flowers 10-20-2014

Happy Monday Again.
Does it ever become any easier to wake-up and get out of the house on a Monday??

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Autumn pot annuals

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Grass seedheads!

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Parthenocissus quinquefolia – Virginia creeper

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Aster ericoides – Heath aster

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Catmint and daylily

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Cool annual grass!

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Chasmanthium latifolium – Northern Sea oaks

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 Anemone × hybrida ‘September Charm’

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Oxalis triangularis – False Shamrock

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Ampelopsis brevipedunculata var. maximowiczii ‘Elegans’ – Porcelain Vine

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Tricyrtis formosana – Toad Lily

I love this one, so beautiful!

Autumn Blooming Flowers 10-15-2014

Happy Wednesday.
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Rodgersia aesculifolia – Rodgers flower

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Same pot from summer – at the train station

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Cool unidentified seedhead – Solidago – Goldenrod

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Liatris spicata – Blazing star

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Grass seed

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Echinacea – Coneflower

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Verbena

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Calamagrostis × acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’

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Malus – Crabapple

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Solidago speciosa – Showy Goldenrod

Autumn Blooming Flowers 10-14-2014

Happy Tuesday!

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Asparagus seeds

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Helianthus tuberosus – Jerusalem artichoke also called sunroot, sunchoke

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Parthenocissus quinquefolia – Virginia creeper growing on Picea abies – Norway Spruce

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Picea Abies – Norway Spruce cones

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Solanum dulcamara – Bittersweet Nightshade

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Euonymus fortunei ‘Colorata’ – Wintercreeper – Beautiful fall color

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Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’ – Burning Bush 

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Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’

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Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ – These don’t normally turn this pink tinge. Very cool tho!!

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Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’

Fall Blooming Flowers 10-3-2014

Finally! Happy Friday!!

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Rose hips

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MONSTER carrot.

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Tradescantia ohiensis – spiderwort

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Dahlias

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Verbena bonariensis  – Verbena

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Echinacea ‘Double White Delight’ – coneflower

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Eryngium yuccifolium – Rattlesnake master

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Caryopteris × clandonensis ‘Longwood Blue’ – Blue mist shrub

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Sedum ‘Autumn joy’

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Penstemon digitalis – beard tounge

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Fall Blooming Flowers 10-2-2014

Happy Thursday… Ah, it won’t be long. One more day till the weekend!

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Gentianella quinquefolia – Stiff Gentian

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Solanum sisymbriifolium – Sticky nightshade

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Hydrangea

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Asclepias incarnata – Milkweed Pod

Oncopeltus fasciatus – Milkweed Bug

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Sonchus arvensis – Perennial sowthistle

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Bidens cernua Nodding bur-marigold

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Typha latifolia – Cattails

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Not sure!

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Fall Blooming Flowers 10-1-2014

Happy Hump Day! Whoop!

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The Thistle o’ Scotland
(As translated by Malcolm MacFarlane)

O, the Thistle o’ scotland was famous of auld,
Wi’ its toorie sae snod and its bristles sae bauld;
Tis the Badge o’ my Country, it’s aye dear tae me,
and thocht o’ them baith brings the licht tae ma e’e.

It’s strength and its beauty the storm never harms;
It stan’s on its guard like a warrior in arms;
Yet its down is as saft as the gull’s on the sea,
And its tassle as bricht as my Jeanie’s blue e’e.

Chorus:
O, my country, what wonder yer fame’s gane afar;
For yer sons hae been great baith in peace and in war;
While the sang and the tale live they’ll aye win respect,
The lads neath the bonnets wi’ thistles bedeckt.

Chorus:
Lang syne the invaders cam owre to our shore,
And fiercely our Thistle they scutched and they tore;
When they maist thocht it deid, twas then it up bore,
And it bloomed on their graves quite as strong as before.

Chorus:
My blessings be yours. Is there Scotcsman ava
Wad stan’ by and see ony harm on ye fa’ ?
Is there gentle or semple wha lives in our land
Wad refuse to drink health to the Thistle sae grand.

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Conium maculatum – Poison Hemlock

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Phlox

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hmmm.

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Cutie, fuzzy bees!

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Doellingeria umbellata – Flat-topped aster

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Monarda punctata -spotted beebalm

Love these seedheads!!
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Lovely woodland flowers

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Aster

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Fall Blooming Flowers 9-30-2014

Top Notch Tuesday to you!!

Hope your week is going well so far…

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Capsicum annuum – Ornamental pepper

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Not sure – An annual for our pots

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Chaenomeles speciosa – Flowering quince

It’s blooming a bit out of sequence. This is a spring bloomer.

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Aster

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Imperata cylindrica ‘Rubra’- Japanese blood grass

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Helianthus tuberosus – Jerusalem artichoke

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Eutrochium purpureum –  Joe Pye weed

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Erigeron annuus – Daisy fleabane

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Phlox

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Fall Blooming Flowers 9-29-2014

Happy Monday everyone!

I have only recently been able to collect a few more posts for the ‘Blooming Series’. Not sure if ya’all noticed the lack of any last week. Anyone? That’s fine. It won’t be long before I’m rambling on about non-Midwestern Plant subjects. I may think of bringing on another blog, however we’ll see if that can happen.

I need to be working on motivation. More on that later.

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For now… Preeeettty Flooooowers!
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Roses and Black Eyed Susan’s, lovely combo.

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Fuzzy pollinators on sunflower

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Phlox – growing wild at the forest preserve.

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Hydrangea ‘Limelight’ – Love the color change

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Rudbeckia – Black Eyed Susan’s

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Another pollinator on sunflower. Love this color gradient.

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Fat-ass carrots

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Hmmmm, weed fer shore.

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Our Autumn material.

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Peppers! Hot-cha-cha-cha-cha!

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Summer Blooming Flowers 9-17-2014

Happy hump day!

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Viburnum opulus – Cranberry viburnum

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Pretty Annuals

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Hydrangea – not sure of variety

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Pigeons

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Fuchsia Magellanica – Hardy Fushsia

Very interesting. This is hardy to zone 5, with a bit of winter mulch.
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Chlorophytum comosum – Spider plant

It’s been a while since I’ve seen one blooming.

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Didn’t remember this one.

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Sunflower

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Tradescantia zebrina – Wandering Jew

Here’s but one of the legend

The original legend concerns a Jew who taunted Jesus on the way to the Crucifixion and was then cursed to walk the earth until the Second Coming. The exact nature of the wanderer’s indiscretion varies in different versions of the tale, as do aspects of his character; sometimes he is said to be a shoemaker or other tradesman, while sometimes he is the doorman at Pontius Pilate’s estate.

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Stopped on the side of the road for a monarch on an aster!

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