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

 
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Vegetables with purple blooms
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Resurrection flowers are up!
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Your Resurrection flowers are what I know as Pink Ladies! Mine have followed me from house to house for over 25 years.
 
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Good to know! Local nomenclature and common names are confusing! Ive moved some in the past to different houses but these were planted here about 6 years ago!
 
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Saw this plant growing wild by my hometown lake as a kid, and was amazed that such a large, showy flower existed in Minnesota. Now I have it in my garden thanks to Prairie Moon nursery.

Swamp Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos)


Another Minnesota native. I bought the seed from Prairie Moon in 2012.  Squirrels dug up most of the seeds, and I thought none had actually germinated. Then 5 years later a little seedling I thought was something else made its first flower and I realized one bellwort did survive.  Now 8 years after I planted the seed,  this mound produced it's own seedpods. It is a lovely plant. After the spring flowers are gone, graceful light-green foliage persists through the summer.

Bellwort (Uvularia Grandiflora) in May


Bellwort (Uvularia Grandiflora) in August after seedpods opened
 
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When we moved to our current house, one of the very few plants growing in the backyard was a tree peony.

I love the massive blooms, which occur only in years that the buds do not freeze.

Tree Peony Blossom in Bowl
 
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Cindy Haskin wrote:Your Resurrection flowers are what I know as Pink Ladies! Mine have followed me from house to house for over 25 years.


Good to know! Local nomenclature and common names are confusing! Ive moved some in the past to different houses but these were planted here about 6 years ago!



And I've only known them as 'surprise lilies"!
 
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Clay Bunch wrote:Resurrection flowers are up!


I know them by the name of naked ladies. Don't google it when at work!
 
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Here in zone 6 in November, we had two light frosts that ended most of the blooms, but I still have something going strong and providing precious food for bees and bugs.

Other wildflowers in bloom are: dandilions, buttercup, asters and black eyed susans.
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Chinese kale
Chinese kale
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Garden mums. Each clump started as a 4 inches cutting in the spring. No pinching needed
Garden mums. Each clump started as a 4 inches cutting in the spring. No pinching needed
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cucumber beetle trap. I killed dozens on a single plant
cucumber beetle trap. I killed dozens on a single plant
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Witch hazel, hamamelis Virginians.  Last year in snow, this year providing end of year nourishment to a honey bee!
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Snow on Witchhazel
Snow on Witchhazel
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Honeybee on Witchhazel
Honeybee on Witchhazel
 
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