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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