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Flower Shots

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Offline madplanter

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Re: Flower Shots
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2008, 11:20:19 AM »
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Re: Flower Shots
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2008, 09:40:10 PM »
I didn't have any flower shots handy, so I snapped one this morning in our front yard flower bed while waiting for my wife.  She informed me it's not a bluebonnet, but I can't remember what she said it is.


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Re: Flower Shots
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2008, 10:25:38 PM »
I didn't have any flower shots handy, so I snapped one this morning in our front yard flower bed while waiting for my wife.  She informed me it's not a bluebonnet, but I can't remember what she said it is.



The leaves and flowers appear to be that of a bluebonnet
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« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2008, 10:34:22 PM »
It looks to be at least of the same genus.  This leaves look similar too.

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Re: Flower Shots
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2008, 06:37:18 AM »
bluebonnets are lupines are bluebonnets are lu....
etc etc

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Re: Flower Shots
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2008, 10:44:17 AM »
The garden center where she bought the seeds said it was "blue salvia".  Either that or that's just what she remembers.

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Re: Flower Shots
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2008, 12:46:21 PM »
The garden center where she bought the seeds said it was "blue salvia".  Either that or that's just what she remembers.

Definitely not a Salvia.
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Re: Flower Shots
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2008, 08:59:37 PM »
The garden center where she bought the seeds said it was "blue salvia".  Either that or that's just what she remembers.

Definitely not a Salvia.
I'm thinking it's a regular bluebonnet and she forgot.

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« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2008, 09:16:01 PM »
The garden center where she bought the seeds said it was "blue salvia".  Either that or that's just what she remembers.

Definitely not a Salvia.
I'm thinking it's a regular bluebonnet and she forgot.

Dude....just tell her it's what she said it was, even if you know it's not. At least you will get some rest tonight..... :icon_rolleyes:

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Re: Flower Shots
« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2008, 09:29:00 PM »
Richard, as you age will you learn perhaps not to question one's spouse so readily (at least on Sunday evening).

Lupinus micranthus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Lupinus_micranthus. JPG

may be a better guess than Lupinus texensis

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Zbluebonet.jpg

don't you think?

Al


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Re: Flower Shots
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2008, 09:08:43 PM »
Central Texas Wildflower, taken tonight.



It's common and I don't know what it is!

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Re: Flower Shots
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2008, 09:15:07 PM »
Flowers and roadrunner showing its respect for the photographer . . .



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Re: Flower Shots
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2008, 09:17:33 PM »
It's hard to frame a picture with flowers and a happy roadrunner . . .



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Re: Flower Shots
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2008, 11:07:54 PM »
Central Texas Wildflower, taken tonight.



It's common and I don't know what it is!

Al

But unfortunately my wife does:

http://www.magnoliagardensnursery.com/productdescrip/Verbena_HomeP.html and there is a price to be paid!

Al

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Re: Flower Shots
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2008, 11:17:52 PM »
Spot the Verbena!



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