Do you have a favorite plant in your garden?

Blueberry Acres

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i love some of the delicate woodland flowers and they can be out only for a few days and then gone.

this picture is from years ago when i took three pictures and then edited them together.

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I love how in the Anne of Green Gables books she says something about how she loves the flowers that only have a few days to live and put on the most beautiful show they can. These flowers remind me of that.
 

FrannyNZooey

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I love it! I had never seen that plant before.


Same with me!



I really love Lindheimer's Beeblossom (aka Gaura flowers) also because it's so delicate and beautiful in such a fragile sort of way. It comes in white and pink, white is my favorite.
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Beautiful! The white ones are quite nice. I like the contrast of the white petals, the bits of pink and the green stems.
 

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Bok choy and other Asian Greens have probably made the most beneficial contribution to my diet. Perhaps my favorite green isn't likely to be green, at all. That's Baby Beets -- tasty. Greens tend to be falling into short supply this time of year and I do take very special joy in the Cucumber, Sweetcorn, Tomato, and Melon Time of the Year. Oh, Yes!

This is my favorite herbal tea herb -- Lemon Verbena.

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Really, it is the only herb that I like by itself but, especially, with Anise Hyssop. Perhaps, there are other licorice flavored herbs that it would go well with but with only these 2 plants, I don't have enough to experiment with and the commercially available dried Lemon Verbena is a far cry from the fresh.

Steve
Those are gorgeous greens! Make me want to do a sauté right now!
 

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