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Early Spring plants and a couple to ID

Posted by pkponder 8 Azle (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 18, 12 at 13:12

I got busy snapping photos this morning!

This is a volunteer that appeared next to the patio. It's possible that it came from my seed box but I have no idea what it is. Can someone ID it?

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This is a lovely plant that was called Rain Lily when it was gifted to me. It doesn'y look at all like my other rain lilies, the blooms are 1.5 inches wide and have those really interesting spikes that the blooms shoot up from.

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Orange Cosmos and Orange Noah Moring Glory seedlings

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The Swamp Milkweed that I planted last spring...no growth last year!

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Veronica on it's last hurrah!

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The Ajuga is really showing off!

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Black and Blue Salvia Guarantica

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Blue Nikko Hydrangea

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This butterfly loves the Ajuga

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Carolina Jessamine lonely bloom...I don't get many blooms on this.

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Cilantro

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Creeping Thyme with lots of mini oak trees

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Elfin Thyme

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Hot Lips Salvia

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Lemon Thyme

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More Elfin Thyme

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RE: Early Spring plants and a couple to ID

I think your lillies are may be star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum)

Isn't spring exciting!


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RE: Early Spring plants and a couple to ID

Spring is an exciting time, I agree!

I think that you are right about the lily, Kathy. It looks exactly like the images that I googled! Thank you!

I've been out weeding, there's no end in sight :-)


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I love seeing how all your flowers and herbs are flourishing! Things are looking REALLY good. The ajuga is gorgeous. The red admiral butterfly says it tastes good too.

Sorry I can't ID the other plant. It looks familiar, but I can't place it. I thought at first it might be a blue mist flower, but the leaves are different on mine. I go through this ID business every spring when I take things out of the greenhouse. It was perfectly obvious what it was when I put it in there, but the memory fades through the winter.

Thanks for posting your photos!


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It's always such a good feeling when the garden wakes up in the spring! The ajuga is very pretty. Is it in full sun? The little Star of Bethlehem is also quite pretty and interesting the way the blooms form from a central stem.

Thanks for posting, and please post more as things progress.
Jim


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It just hit me that the butterfly is a 'Painted lady'. But whateva' -- I loved seeing it. Hope we have more butterflies this year than last summer which was zilch.


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I wasn't sure what butterfly that it was! Thanks for the ID Roselee...it has that dark smudge in the middle but that was hard to capture in the wind.

Jim, the ajuga is in filtered sun under oak trees. In a couple weeks it will be almost full shade. The 'beards' are falling and leaves are not far behind.

I spent most of the day weeding the cactus garden...chickweed, crabgrass, horseherb (wish it blended with cactus better) and tons of the clover stuff that form burrs. My back aches :-) On the upside, I found 15 tiny mexican feather grass volunteers! I love free plants! I am not one to spend much money on plants and the mama was $7.50 so the babies are really a blessing! I love that garden and only water it once a month when it's hot.


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Looking good, Pam. I thought my cat had killed my Mexican feather grass one year..........she loved playing with it as it flowed with the breeze, and then she would jump in the middle of it and roll. Imagine my surprise when I found many "volunteers" from this plant scatteded all around it. I tell you this story so if you need MORE volunteers ..............get a cat.........LOL>


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I think the unknown plant is Bowlesia incana. It grows throughout my parents' yard on the coast.


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So it's a weed. Found it in my yard today. I guess that's why it looked familiar. Texasflip, thanks.


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It sure is! Thanks Flip! Can y'all believe that I potted and watered a weed? It's so pretty!


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Yes, I can. It has beautiful dainty foliage and besides as they say one man's weed is another man's treasure, even food in the case of dandelions :-)


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Haha, sorry to disappoint (or maybe not).


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Lovely flowers and herbs.


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