14 May 2008

Calling All Gardeners!

Lately I've found some lovely things growing and blooming in my yard--I just have no idea what they are. I was wondering if any of you could help me:


Specimen #1: lovely variegated leaves (similar in shape to violets) with tiny white blooms coming out. It's a kind of ground cover almost.

Specimen #2: a bushy plant with light green leaves and delicate pink clusters of flowers

Specimen #3: a very tall flower with gorgeous fuchsia blooms

Yesterday the previous owner of our house called to ask if she could come by today and get some cuttings of one of the flowers in the backyard. Of course I told her that was fine, to come on by! I had ulterior motives though; I wanted to pick her brain about the care of some of the flowers and plants in the yard. She was very helpful about everything I asked her about. Unfortunately we were mainly in the backyard and never made it to the side of the house in the front where the above plants are so I completely forgot to ask about them. That, and I was so relieved that she didn't want to come inside--I was not eager to show her what my kiddos have done to *her* white carpet! I'm not even sure that I could keep that stuff clean if I didn't have children! But that's a topic for another day....

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6 comments:

Britt-Arnhild said...

Lovely flowers, but I'm sorry I can't be of any help with their names.

Nancy said...

Wish I could help, but my thumb is anything but green!

kandis said...

sorry, i don't know either, but i have that middle one too, so if you get an answer, let me know!

DarthFarrell@yahoo.com said...

oh yea, that purple one is from the crustacious period after the plant lord fungi ruled for three genrations of warlocks. its a rare. and awesome.

Elbe said...

Hi

Did u get to know what the pink flowers are ? I have them in my yard too and I want to know what they are. I happened to see your post while searching for it.

Thanks

Lora @ my blessed life said...

I do know now that the bright pink flowers in the bottom pic are Sweet William. Still not sure the names of the others:)