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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Dregs of Summer, Part 2 of 3


Columbine and Sedum acre

Daisy Fleabane
We have Common Fleabane in the spring and Daisy Fleabane in summer.

Soon to hit the frying pan as fried green tomatoes.

Native plant: Fameflower (either Talinum calcaricum or Talinum teretifolium)

Goldenrod

Elder berries

Spirea believed to be Goldflame

Jewels of Opar/Ophir :
Talinum paniculatum (KP): Jewels of Opar or Jewels of Ophir
Biblical references to the land of Ophir are found in 1 Kings 9:28; 10:11.
Another nickname in the south: Old Lady's Hat Pin.
It is another (larger) "fame flower".

Same thing only closer to see the fruit and buds more clearly. I love to see it with the sun low behind it. The flowers are panicles of same as the small Fameflower, tiny and dainty. They all open in late afternoon.

Larkspur going to seed.

I love it and let it scatter its seeds as it will. The seedlings are already up that will bloom next year.

Sweet William (Dianthus)
I have read that it was named for King William, whom the Scots hated, so they call it Stinking Billy.

A member of my garden staff in charge of catching grasshoppers and such pests.

To Be Continued

3 comments:

Roberto said...

Sometimes it's the 'little' things which complete the picture - and what a picture your garden is.

Barbarapc said...

So much fun to see the little bits of colour left around the garden. My Talinum is a bright chartreuse colour. Have tried so long to get good photos of those little berries/seeds - think you've succeeded!

Barbee' said...

roberto (Australia): Thank you, Roberto. That is a nice way to put it. Sounds better than "dregs". :)

Barbarapc (Canada): Thank you, I think I need to find a photo of the plants when the flowers are open. Some people won't have the plants because they spread so much, but I don't care. My garden is rather wild anyway.