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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Can you name my flowers?





My house came with some very nice flowers. They are spread all around my small yards front and back. I think i can name most of them but needed help with the others. Anyone know their scientific names and special tips on how to cut them? I can post more pictures of each kind if you think you might know but need more pictures to verify.
1st row: ? and Gardenia and Calla-Lily (thanks danaewinters)
2nd row: Agapanthus (thanks Rebecca) and I have no idea
3rd row: Don't know but these are sentimental special the one on Right is Geranium
4th row: Hydrangea and rose
5th row: Penstemon (thanks danaewinters) and don't know
Most of my friends do not know that i have a diploma in flower arrangment but i feel like that has just introduced me to the world of botany and i've realised there is so much to learn about each flower.
Some of my latest experiments have included trying to turn my hydrangeas a deep blue or purple. How am i doing in that so far? They are turning a brillant pink so them must be some glitch in my pH theory, more acidic means more blue flowers? perhaps i'm working towards the wrong end of the scale.
The flowers in the 3rd row were given to us by my in-laws and since my father-in-law has passed away, that plant is even more precious to us. It grows easily into a shrub or a hedge-like bush almost. We keep it in a pot and have had it since 2005.
More on my plants very soon...

1 comment:

danaewinters said...

The bottom purple flower is a Penstemon...they're native to the california coast. The yellow lilly on top is a variation of calla lilly - they've been bred into a lot of different colors lately, yellow being one of the more popular. There's a few others you posted that are fire-safe plants, so they're in a list of plants on this website: www.aptosfire.com, under "Fire Safe Garden". Hope that helps!