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Post your flowers!!! Native or non-native :D

 
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It is finally nice and warm here in my 5b neighbourhood..

Flowers are coming up! I have a few new wildflowers that have crept into my back garden this year.  I also planted alliums last autumn, and the few the voles didnt eat have blossomed into awesome puffballs.

Post all your flowers, be they wildflowers, naturalized flowers, or your cherished ornamentals! I know there seems to be a general push for "useful" plantings only but even purely ornamental flowers can be quite useful, in my opinion. We all could use some cheer, and gorgeous colourful flowers are so cheerful! :D

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Cursed crowfoot. Ranunculus sceleratus. Always prefers a socially distanced life
Cursed crowfoot. Ranunculus sceleratus. Always prefers a socially distanced life
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Common winter cress. Barbarea vulgaris.
Common winter cress. Barbarea vulgaris.
 
Sionainn Cailís
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More!
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Catlings avens. Geum X catlingii. A natural hybrid of our native common avens/yellow avens and the introduced wood avens
Catlings avens. Geum X catlingii. A natural hybrid of our native common avens/yellow avens and the introduced wood avens
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Wood avens. Geum urbanum. The european import here. He seems to be playing nice so for now he stays with the others
Wood avens. Geum urbanum. The european import here. He seems to be playing nice so for now he stays with the others
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Dead nettle. Lamiastrum galeobdolon. These have been in a hard to access weedy patch since last year.
Dead nettle. Lamiastrum galeobdolon. These have been in a hard to access weedy patch since last year.
 
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Here's some vegetables blooming in my hoop house.
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Sweet potatoes that overwinter in the ground in the hoop house blooming nicely
Sweet potatoes that overwinter in the ground in the hoop house blooming nicely
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Jewels of opar, a native heat tolerant edible green, in bloom.
Jewels of opar, a native heat tolerant edible green, in bloom.
 
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These grow wild in my area, although I don"t keep em around just for the flowers.
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The big glut of Spring color is past here in NC but here are a few photos. The Jasmin is potted on the porch.  In the morning when I open the door to air out the house the fragrance fills the house.  Love when my Peace Lily blooms. When it's open all is calm here. This hydrangea was a tiny sickly thing 5 years ago. Now it blooms all Summer in October.
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The awful beauty of it all . . . . . .,.

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Some wildflowers here
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Starflower
Starflower
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Cream Sacs
Cream Sacs
 
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All of these are so beautiful!!! And most of them are very exotic. I had no idea what a sweet potato plant looked like, those flowers are gorgeous!

I have some more. When we moved in I had three raggedy purple columbines ( standard European-imported Aquilegia vulgaris) and I have been trying to encourage them to cross among themselves and with the wild columbines (smaller, reddy coloured, more elongated flowers. Aquilegia canadensis) which i found in the wooded area at the back of my fence.

Four years on and this years bloomed have revealed some beautiful hybrids. :D :D :D I am so enamoured with them.

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Standard purple aquilegia vulgaris
Standard purple aquilegia vulgaris
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White variation of vulgaris
White variation of vulgaris
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Just a touch of pink in this one!
Just a touch of pink in this one!
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Pink variety!
Pink variety!
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Amazing hybrid! On these the petals open right into the sepals.
Amazing hybrid! On these the petals open right into the sepals.
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And on the other side of the garden, another in light pink and white. Also spurless. Crazy!
And on the other side of the garden, another in light pink and white. Also spurless. Crazy!
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And a third that grew into a turned over pot next to the shed. This one is almost a double!
And a third that grew into a turned over pot next to the shed. This one is almost a double!
 
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Penstemon digitalis or foxglove beardtoungue are in full bloom here in ozarks. Honey bees and bumblebees are all over them. I keep an area near the woodland edge for wildflowers and the penstemons are thriving.
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Penstemon digitalis 061220
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raiding the phone. these are all from this spring.
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anyone recognise this one? taken in april.
anyone recognise this one? taken in april.
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it's perennial, but not sure what
it's perennial, but not sure what
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calycantha/carolina allspice, not quite open!
calycantha/carolina allspice, not quite open!
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