Here are some "New to Me" wildflowers along our creek here in my GEORGIA GARDENS. This is a rain run-off creek rather than a constant running stream. Although, the creek ran all Summer long this year with plenty of rain falls. I normally tend to this area with a weed trimmer keeping the weeds at bay. With all the rains, I neglected this area and assume my neglect is why I am spotting flowers when never before.
The creek bed was over grown and very weedy and this past month, we have had little rain so time to get the weeds in check. While weed trimming, I spotted several of these beautiful plants. I believe them to be some type of Lobelia. Within days of snapping this photo, I noticed the deer ate the leaves.
I really do like this flower and will try my best to not cut it in the coming year. I must mark the spots so as to not mistake it for a weed. Or is this an Annual plant instead of a Perennial? Hum, more research needed.
The Creek Bed is full of this pest. I call this a pest as it finds its way into my gardens. It grows quickly and takes over in no time at all. A bit of research tells me this plant is Lady's Thumb.
I do enjoy its small pink flowers but it just gets so out of control every time I attempt to let it grow. I tell you, the entire creek bed is full of this stuff!
This plant must be in the Joe Pye Weed family. But exactly which one, is a mystery to me.
But I have spotted many of these growing along the creek bed.
The Bees enjoy it so again, I must mark the areas where this one is happily growing. Times such as this, I wish for a Green House to over winter such finds.
I am not sure what this plant could be. I have researched it for over an hour with no luck. I find things similar but not exactly as the one pictured.
I spotted a couple of them and really do like their tiny fringe type blooms. Any one know this plant?
Trillium or is this Ginger? Click HERE to see what you think. Seeing the flower would be the answer to this question but since it is located near the Creek and in the woods, well, I am rarely in that area so fail to see it bloom. I shall try to keep an eye on it next spring.
I have seen this plant before so it has been here for a while. I have just never really paid it much attention until now as I am seeing it pop up in many places. I assumed some type of Fern but not sure. Look at the shoot/bloom of this plant.
Such an odd thing yet intriguing to me.
One of the blooms was white while all the others I spotted were the lime green as you see in the previous photo. I have researched this one with no luck so am hoping that one of you may know something about this neat GEORGIA WILD FLOWER, In the Garden...
I attended the McCorkles GPS (Giant Plant Sale) this past weekend! I was good and only came home with 2 Loropetalums (Fringe Plant), Abelia Rose Creek and 5 different types of Heuchera (Coral Bells) for a total of $30.00. I had a great time helping a family member gather their selections to total about $600.00! And ever so happy to not have to dig holes for that trailer full of plants! Ha..
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