In The Garden: Plant ID Please

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by bpither, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. bpither

    bpither Active Member

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    A little late in posting but last month I took photos in nearby Dunsmuir Community Garden in Crescent Beach, BC. No idea what the names are ... can you help? Thanks!
     

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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    #1 is Dahlia; 'Duet' and 'Jamaica' are close cultivar-wise.
    #3 looks like a Thyme of some sort; on the right hand side the blue flowers are Centaurea cyanus.
    #4 are Asiatic Lilies
    #5 looks an awful lot like Dill, but could also be Fennel.
     
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    woodschmoe Active Member 10 Years

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    #2 is Echinops....

    #3 is looking oregano-ish
     
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    # 3 definitely Oregano
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Huh. It must just be because I never let mine bloom that much! :)
     
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    Sundrop Well-Known Member

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    Let it bloom lorax, honeybees will thank you. It also looks great in dried flower arrangements.
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Yes, but if it blooms I lose it as a culinary herb, which is why I grow it. I have plenty of other things in the garden for my honeybees to eat! I grow Calendula and several types of sweet clover just for them.
     
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    Andrey Zharkikh Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    We used to collect Oregano in our forests together with the flowers and make wonderful tea - quite delicious!

    #3 - also Centaurea, Echinacea, some poppies, Nicotiana, and some white tall flowers between Cornflower and Oregano.
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Andrey - the tall white flowers behind the Cornflowers are spent Cornflowers. Mine look just like that when I'm neglectful with the dead-heading.
     
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    They are lilies, but not Asiatic. Looks like Orienpet or something similar. I don't know which, but much too big to be Asiatic. Just Google 'Orienpet lilies' and you'll get pics that look like the one in your photo.
     

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