August 19, 2015 - Blues

Discussion in 'Talk about UBC Botanical Garden' started by wcutler, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Not the blues, just blues.

    The first photo is from the entrance plaza. We decided it's the same as the next two photos from the Physic Garden: Vitex agnus-castus.
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    Also in the Physic Garden, I just liked the branches of the borage: Borago oficinalis. Good thing, because not a single flower was facing my way.

    This is Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Arthus Simmonds'.
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    We poked around the Back 40 and found Nicandra physalodes with such beautiful fruits.
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    I can't believe we've never posted Phytolacca clavigera. Maybe I never got it in focus.
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    Blue leaves count as blues. Here is Eucalyptus rubida with showy red branches, a new acquisition from 2013. Common name is candlebark, or candlebark gum.
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    I was very excited to see this Eucalyptus neglecta because I now have the name of one I've been trying to photograph for years near me in the West End. It has these great square stems edged in red and they twist. It should make a great photo, but for someone else, I guess. The eared leaves are nice too.

    The colours are great on this Sedum cauticola.
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    This spruce has a name as fancy as its leaves: Picea pungens 'St. Mary's Broom'.
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  2. Nadia White Rock

    Nadia White Rock Well-Known Member

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    Very dark blue or even black berries on Aronia melanocarpa.

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