Posts tagged ‘flowers’

May 30, 2013

Pinkies

Pink flowers. I have no idea what they are.

Do you recognize these?

May 17, 2013

Tiny purple bells

Little purple bunch of flowers

EDIT: This is a lungwort, thanks to Jane from Food and Flowers! Back in the day, they were like, “hey, the leaves look like diseased lungs! Obviously we should use this plant to treat diseased lungs.” Hence: LUNGwort.

I’ve spent the past hour trying to identify this flower, and now I have officially given up. Do you recognize it? It’s a domesticated garden plant (as opposed to a wildflower), but beyond that I’m lost. The entire bunch of flowers is about as big as an egg.

May 12, 2013

Dogwood tree

Dogwood, wheee

“Oh no,” I hear you groan, “ANOTHER flower?”

Answer: Yes. It’s Mother’s Day. You need flowers for Mother’s Day! I’ll have something less flowery tomorrow.

May 10, 2013

Cherry pink

Pre-cherries!

The cherry trees are in bloom! I missed Newark’s Cherry Blossom Festival in April, but that’s okay ‘cos they didn’t start flowering ’til recently anyway! 🙂

May 8, 2013

Bobble heads

Lilies of the valley make my garden walk! ...Wait, no, is it DECK my garden walk?

I like lilies of the valley! They have the most beautiful leaves, and who couldn’t love their little bobble-head blossoms?

May 3, 2013

Purple deadnettles (probably)

A purple deadnettle!

I think this purple flower thing is deadnettle. Initially I thought it might be a domesticated variety of Creeping Charlie, and sure enough, it’s in the same family, but the family is pretty large, so I guess that isn’t saying much.

A whole bunch of purple deadnettles!

April 30, 2013

Apple blossom white

Pre-apples!

Oh, what, like I was going to visit a GARDEN and NOT take pictures of the pretty flowers? Come on now.

April 22, 2013

Cheer

Dandelions!!

Yeah, I know, I know, but dandelions are awesome, especially in the early spring, before half of them have gone to seed, and lawns are all spotted with these little yellow pompoms of cheerfulness. I like pompoms of cheerfulness! Who wouldn’t?

April 19, 2013

In profile

Pansy! Or actually probably a violet.

So apparently this could be a pansy or a violet or a viola or a violetta. To a horticulturist, I’m sure it’s obvious which one (or if the terms are interchangeable), but I am not a horticulturist, so I don’t know and can’t tell you. But I can direct you to some Wikipedia pages so you can educate yourself!:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violet_(plant)”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pansy

April 18, 2013

Someday you’ll be a beautiful flower

Bud b'dud b'dud

I’m thinking this is a dogwood bud. Thoughts?

Edit: Apparently it is not a dogwood bud. Perhaps it is the precursor to a flower that grows in clusters, like plums or apples.

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