Tuesday, August 13, 2013

HELP (Again)!

These tiny fingers keep adding another blossom out
on the end

This morning it was a Hummingbird perch.  Yesterday a pair of Goldfinches rested there.  Everyday, all day it is an extremely spindly, five-foot high flowering perennial with two-and-a-half-inch wide clumps of purple blossoms.  They began growing after I planted a "Bee Friendly" mix of flower seeds.


Leaves are sparse, slender,  sawtoothed,
rough to touch.  Stems are squarish and
also rough.



When creating a flower arrangement is one of my Things I get to do today, these naturally find their way in--perfect in all ways since they add a punch, have a slender stem, and have no leaves below or above the water line in the vase.

BUT WHAT ON EARTH ARE THEY CALLED?  Please folks--it's your turn to write.  Someone out there must know what these are!

And Nan, a friend in California, tells me they are Verbena Bonariesis.  Looked it up and it's a match!  Thanks, Nan.

5 comments:

  1. They are gorgeous! They almost look like some sort of allium to me. But I am no expert!

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    1. Thanks for your input. Not allium--they resemble mint more than onion. Yes, I think they are very pretty as well.

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  2. Nan, from California, says these are Verbena Bonariesis. The really helpful info from her is that they self sow and can be invasive. I'll keep an eye!

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    1. Love to love them! Blessings to you!

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