Category Archives: hostas

"Gimmie More Flowers!"

Here’s the latest round of summer blooms
Tall Phlox ~ can’t remember the name right now… of course!

close up of Phlox flowers

Penstemon ‘Lilac Frost’ ~ Did you know there was an American Penstemon Society? I didn’t.  Here’s a link to that too ~> http://www.apsdev.org/

close up of Annabell Hydrangea

lots of blooms this year~ they really love this rainy weather!

Yellow Sunset climbing rose is still going

The hosta I can’t remember the name of is now blooming

such clear white flowers on short stalks~ I wish I could remember how big it’s supposed to get!

As much as they are over done, you still can’t beat a sunny orange marigold!

My favorite Salvia- the annual ‘Victoria’

Okay, no blooms here and only a weed, but I’m still fond of this little guy~ though mistakenly called a clover by many, this is actually a yellow woodsorrel ( Oxalis stricta ).  It’s completely eatable~ One of my neighbors (now passed) told me he used to eat them as a kid to settle a sick stomach.  I just loved the exploding seedpods when I was a kid!  Here’s a link ~> http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/weeds/plants/yl_sorrel.htm

Vinca Major close up

I have these in a window basket on my deck railing
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Pop Quiz!

Okay, just for fun, 
Lets see how many of us gardeners know our plants!
I’ve arranged a little identification test for you of close ups and things just budding out. 
If you want to play, just leave your answers in the comments with the plant’s corresponding numbers
or just do them in your head!
No need for botanical names if you don’t know them- common names are fine.
If you do know the botanical names~ by all means, use them! 
You don’t have to do them all. 
You don’t have to do any.
There’s no points, grade, no score, no pressure!
It’s all for fun!
Oh, and there is an answer sheet. 
Follow the link at the bottom of the page to see the answers~ but do try not to cheat by looking first!

Have Fun!
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(ps~ forgive me if I’ve spelled anything wrong or listed something out of order)
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