A Couple Of Flowers

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  1. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Over in the flower garden, I have begun removing the seed heads. A job witha great smell.

    The Limnanthes douglasii is in full bloom now. I can’t clean under the blueberry bushes until they have gone over.
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    A closer look:
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    The lily of the valley is still going.
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    There hasn’t been much time to look at flowers lately.

    Oh yes, I mustn’ t forget the hosta:
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    That has reminded me - I used to grow Limnanthes every year for the camping site (and the bees) but not for some time now - I must get some more seeds!!
     
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    So lovely. The bee looks very happy!
     
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    Your flowers are always lovely !
     
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    Tetters— what a surprise that you have grown them. They are such a thankful plant. They do not require much attention, just looking at them and the mass of bees that they attract. What I like about them is that they re-seed so easily that I only have to shake the dead plants when I pull them out. The following year I have the plants again— easy-peasy.

    Thanks Mel. That bee does look cosy doesn’t she. That little patch has so many bees on it daily that it sounds like a swarm.

    Ahhh, thanks so much Mel.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    We call Limnanthes Douglasii 'poached egg plants' and you can see why can't you?
     
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    Yes indeed, Eileen. We call them the ‘sunny-side up egg plant’ and the ‘morass plant’.
     
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    I really have to get some of those. I wish I could find them around here.
     
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    Someone over there once told me that they found these seeds on an online seed shop. Ach, but tat was several years ago now. I ought to have paid better attention where. Sorry. Having said that though, it shows that if you search the internet, you may be able to find them at a web-shoo that will ship them to you. The postage couldn’t be that much for a pack of seeds, right?
     
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    I think you should be able to get seeds from Amazon USA @Beeker
     
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    It is always so pleasant to be in your lottie :)
     
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    Thanks so much, KK.
    What have you been up to this gardening season?
     
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    KK, you are always doing something interesting. Please do post your final decision on here. Good luck.
     
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    I can almost smell that lily-of-the-valley all the way here. That bee must be very busy harvesting the goodies in the blooms. Did you try to cook a few shoots of that Hosta yet?
     
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