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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Flower for the Day Phlox 4-23


There are several large areas of phlox in the rock garden but through the years they have become messy and stringy so I am starting to replace them with new mounds of phlox. Phlox is Greek for flame.


They have spectacular little five-lobed flowers.


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Flower for the Day Virginia Bluebells 4-18



These bluebells appeared in the wildflower garden. It is Mertensia virginica and is also called Virginia cowslip, lungwort oysterleaf, and Roanoke bells.


It flowers with five petals fused into a tube, five stamens,  and a central pistil. You may remember that the stamen is the male fertilizing organ of the flower consisting of a pollen containing anther and a filament. The pistil includes the female organs of the flower comprising the stigma, style and ovary.


Friday, April 17, 2015

Flower for the Day Tulips 4-17


I am not a tulip guy but they are pretty amazing.

 



 



 



This one is called "Ice Cream Sunday". That's SunDAY in LaGrange
but SunDA in Kirkwood. What sayeth you?

 


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Flower for the Day Celandine Poppy 4-15


The celandine poppy is a Missouri perennial wildflower which has found a home in the side yard. It blooms for several months unlike the more showy flowers.






Monday, April 13, 2015

Flower for the Day Daffodils 4-13



The daffodils arise early and yearly requiring no care but always raising the question of what if anything to do with the wilted leaves after the bloom is gone.








This is my favorite - a little more lush and full bodied.