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Summer Blooming Flowers 6-25-2015

Happy Thursday to you all!!

Click to see what was blooming in 2013 & blooming in 2014.

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Delosperma ‘Fire spinner’ ~ Ice plant

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Schlumbergera truncata ~ Thanksgiving cactus

Errr. It’s not Thanksgiving!!!
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Syringa reticulata ‘Ivory silk’ ~ Lilac tree. Actually not that fragrant, however make a great street tree as they are salt tolerant.

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Leonurus cardiaca ~ Motherwort

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Enallagma cyathigerum ~ common blue damselfly, common bluet, or northern bluet

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Bumblebee” is a compound of “bumble” + “bee”. “bumble” meaning to hum, buzz, drone, or move ineptly or flounderingly. Pierre André Latreille assigned the generic name Bombus in 1802 and is derived from the Latin word for a buzzing or humming sound.

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Filipendula rubra ~ Queen-of-the-prairie

These are native here. Got me a clump about 3 feet wide by 3 feet high in full sun. It loves it.

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Trifolium Pratense ~ Red Clover

Red clover is thought to be one of the richest sources of isoflavones, which are water-soluble chemicals that act like estrogens (collectively known as phytoestrogens). Red Clover is used for hot flashes/flushes, PMS, breast enhancement (Really??) and breast health as well as lowering cholesterol, improving urine production and improving circulation of the blood, to help prevent osteoporosis, reduce the possibility of blood clots and arterial plaques and limiting the development of benign prostate hyperplasia.

And here we are, the STUPID humans that have to remove it from their lawn as it looks ‘bad’. Stupid, stupid human.

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Gaura lindheimeri ‘Siskiyou Pink’ ~ Wand flower

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Veronica longifolia ‘First Glory’ ~ Speedwell

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Spring Blooming Flowers 6-17-2015

Happy Hump day!!

To see what was blooming in 2013 click HERE ~ 2014 click HERE.
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Tradescantia virginiana ~ Spiderwort ·

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Arabidopsis lyrata ~ Lyre-leaved rock cress

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Aquilegia canadensis ~ Columbine

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Erigeron philadelphicus ~ Fleabane

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Melilotus officinali ~ Sweet lawn clover

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Itea virginica ~ Sweetspire shrub

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Dodecatheon clevelandii ~ Padre’s Shooting Star

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Hesperis matronalis ~ dame’s rocket, damask violet, dame’s-violet, dames-wort, dame’s gilliflower, night-scented gilliflower, queen’s gilliflower, rogue’s gilliflower, summer lilac, sweet rocket, mother-of-the-evening and winter gilliflower.

Here, many folks think this is ‘wild phlox’. Sure, you could call it that if you like. However, the easy way to tell the difference is that this one has 4 petals and phlox has 5.

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It comes in white also.

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Baby burr oak. So cute and colorful.

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Equisetum ~ horsetail, snake grass, puzzlegrass

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Spring Blooming Flowers 6-16-2015

To see what was blooming in 2013 click HERE ~ 2014 click HERE.
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Iris veriscolor ~ northern blue flag

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Anemone canadensis ~ Canada anemone, round-headed anemone, meadow anemone, crowfoot, wind flower

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Sisyrinchium campestre ~ Prairie Blue-eyed grass

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Iris pseudacorus ~ Pale-yellow Iris

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Convallaria majalis ~ Lily of the valley

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Ferned out horsetail ~ Equisetum

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Fragaria vesca ~ Woodland strawberry

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Phlox divaricata laphamii ~ Woodland phlox

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Pastinaca sativa ~ wild parsnip

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Heracleum maximum ~ cow parsnip, Indian celery or pushki

The sap of the cow parsnip contains furocoumarin, a chemical responsible for a rash with burn-like blisters called erythematous vesicles. Hyperpigmentation occurs after getting the clear sap onto the skin. The chemical is photosensitive, with the rash occurring only after exposure to ultraviolet light. Because of this, phytophotodermatitis (fancy word for rash) typically occurs after using a weed-eater to remove the plants on a sunny day.

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Hmmm.

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Lupinus perennis ~ Lupine

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Lupine and Columbine

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Spring Blooming Flowers 6-15-2015

It’s been really busy at work this season. We’re busier than last year and there is no end in sight for the 50 hour work weeks. When I have more time, I must give you all some valuable advice about doing construction at your home. However, I won’t leave you empty handed!

When I was a young executive (21), a very successful salesman told me a small bit of advice that has stuck with me over the years. No one is able to argue it:

Good ~ Fast ~ Cheap. Pick two.

For you folks that don’t feel like thinking, I’ll spell it out for you.

  • If you want it good and cheap, it won’t be fast.
  • If you want it fast and good, it won’t be cheap.
  • If you want it fast and cheap, it won’t be good.

I need to tell some of my clients this!!

To see what was blooming in 2013 click HERE ~ 2014 click HERE.
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Cosmos bipinnatus and Gaura lindheimeri ~ Whirling Butterflies

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I know this is a verbena, but don’t know the name of this tropical. We use it in our summer container displays.

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Lithospermum incisum ~ Narrow-leaf Puccoon

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Got nothing here…

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Tragopogon pratensis ~ Meadow goat beard

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Coronilla varia ~ Crown vetch

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Lithospermum canescens ~ Hoary Puccoon

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Rosa rugosa ~ Wild rose

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Roses everywhere!

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Not sure about this shrub

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Coreopsis palmata ~ Prairie coreopsis

 

 

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Spring Blooming Flowers 6-12-2015

Happy Friday!!
Want to see what was blooming in 2013 here or for 2014 here.
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Rosa rugosa

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Rosa x ‘Radrazz’ ~ Knockout rose

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Ginkgo biloba

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Rosa multiflora ~ An invasive weed here…

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Weigela florida ‘pink princess’

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Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diablo’ ~ Diablo ninebark

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Sedum

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Rhamnus cathartica ~ buckthorn

It has a disease called ‘rust’… haha!

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Viburnum dentatum ~ Arrowwood vibrunum

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Spittlebugs are in the insect family Aphrophoridae, order Homoptera.

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Silene latifolia ~ White champion

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Cornus sericea ~ Red -Twig dogwood

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Spring Blooming Flowers 6-11-2015

Happy Thursday!!

To see what was blooming in 2013 click HERE ~ 2014 click HERE.
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Mandevilla

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Viburnum trilobum ~ American cranberrybush

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Peaches!!

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Nepeta ~ Catmint

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Paeona ~ Peony

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Potentilla fruticosa ‘McKay’s White’

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Paeona ~ Peony

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Rosa rugosa

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Amsonia hubrichtii ~ Bluestar

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Fritillaria meleagris ~ guinea-hen flower

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Geranium ‘Johnson’s blue’

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Spring Blooming Flowers 6-8-2015

Happy Moonday to you all!

I have gotten a bit behind in posting my blooming flowers posts for a few reasons… Work is crazy, not happy about that. However, I mostly feel compelled (OCD) to identify all of these before I post. I only call a mulligan when it’s gotten down to the wire and I’ve not named them all. This is one of those times. I will be going through all of this weeks posts tonight and either identifying them or calling out for help.  =-)

To see what was blooming in 2013 click HERE ~ 2014 click HERE.
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OK ~ Right out of the git-go. Don’t know!

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Geranium maculatum ~ Wild geranium

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Baptisia australis ~ blue wild indigo

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Amsonia hubrichtii ~ Blue star

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Anemone sylvestris ~ Windflower

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Iris germanica ~ Bearded Iris

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A beautiful patch of clematis, ferns and iris.

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Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’

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Weigela florida ‘Variegata’

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Iris germanica ~ Bearded Iris

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Iris germanica ~ Bearded Iris

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Berberis thunbergii ‘Aurea’ ~ Golden Barberry

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More Iris

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Spring Blooming Flowers 6-4-2015

Happy Thursday!

To see what was blooming in 2013 click HERE ~ 2014 click HERE.
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Paeonia – peony
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Dianthus – cheddar pinks, carnations
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Geranium maculatum ~ Wild Geranium

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Iris sibirica ~ Siberian iris

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Achillea millefolium ~ Yarrow or nosebleed

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Anyone?

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Hyacinthoides hispanica  ~ Spanish bluebells

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Hypericum Calycinum ~ St. John’s wort, Rose-of-Sharon, Aaron’s Beard.

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Achillea millefolium ~ Yarrow or nosebleed

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I call a Mulligan! I didn’t know what this was…

Durrrr! It’s a Paeonia suffruticosa ~ Chinese peony tree

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Paeony ~ Peony

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Spiraea japonica ~ Japanese spiraea

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Iris germanica ~ Bearded Iris

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Spring Blooming Flowers 6-2-2015

Happy Tuesday to you all!

To see what was blooming in 2013 click HERE ~ 2014 click HERE.
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This photo doesn’t do it justice…

A beautiful blend of nepeta (catmint) and lysimachia (moneywort or creeping jenny).

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Sedum ~ not sure of flavor

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I was told this beauty was a large variety of Rhubarb! (rheum)

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Acer japonicum ‘Ed Wood #2’ – Japanese Maple

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Dicentra spectablis ‘alba’ – White bleeding heart

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Clematis – Not sure of flavor

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Rosa x ‘Radrazz’ ~ Knockout rose

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Iris ~ These were huge and beautiful!

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These too!

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Aquilegia vulgaris  ~ Columbine – don’t know flavor.

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I’m stumped again on this mint family. Dang.

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Heucherella (hybrid) ~I think it’s ‘stoplight’

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Spring Blooming Flowers 5-28-2015

To see what was blooming in 2013 click HERE ~ 2014 click HERE.
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Toxicodendron radicans – Poison Ivy… It just felt like a great start to this post….

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Convolvulus arvensis ~ Bindweed has been used medicinally for centuries as as a natural laxative and for hypertension. In Chinese Medicine it has been used as a salve for itching, pain and even toothache.

Further, bindweed is great for cleansing the body’s internal systems and even restores chemically-trashed agricultural land by returning the soil to its original fertility. Bindweed is also full of other beneficial plant compounds, including tropine, pseudotropine, aspartic acid, cysteine, alanine and Arginine.

More studies are being conducted on this cancer-preventing plant, but it looks promising as a tumor-busting phytochemical without side effects.

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Annual Aster

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Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’

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Iris germanica ~ Bearded Iris – There are so many I couldn’t ID this one.

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Lobularia maritima ~ alyssum (an annual here)

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Previously unknown ~

Salvia officinalis – Sage

Thank you Robinne Weiss for ID-in this one for me =-)

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Grapes!

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Allium schoenoprasum – Chive

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Iris versicolor ~ blue flag iris

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