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Alphabet Soup ~ F ~ ....

Postby Laura » Feb 21, 2012 6:50 am

Here I am to start the letter " F ".I hope I do not get a failing grade.I am enjoying the soup so far.So many great ingredients.

First an old stand-by.Great for some color and easy to grow,mine came over under the fence from next door but I claimed them and enjoy them.

Forget-Me-Not ....
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These I do not have in my garden but see them each spring on the trails and in the parks.

Fiddleheads ....
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This is a new plant for me,seems to take a lot of watering but so beautiful.

Fushia ....
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Re: Alphabet Soup ~ F ~ ....

Postby CdnChelsea » Feb 21, 2012 9:00 am

So far, I can only find one "F" flower for the soup.

Frittilaria
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A yellow Frittileria
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When I bought the Frittileria bulbs, they were wrapped with many layers of paper since the bulb has a pungent smell like a skunk. I planted Frittileria not only for the beautiful flower but for the ability to deter moles and voles in the gardens. Last Fall I looked and looked for more Frittileria but couldn't find any more. Such a shame. They are an unusual plant to see in late spring.
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Re: Alphabet Soup ~ F ~ ....

Postby earwig » Feb 21, 2012 9:29 am

Laura,a failing grade!!!!! Only if A++++ is one. Forget-Me-Not is another of those plants that are allowed free reign in my garden for a number of reasons. I have never acquired a taste for Fiddle heads but do admire their beauty and the fact it means spring has arrived. Your Fuchsia blossom is beautiful.

CdnChelsea, I have been admiring your garden and I must get some Fritillaria. They are indeed a great bulb.

Some F's from me.
Fagus sylvatica[/b][/u] I bought this Copper Beech as a very small tree a couple of years ago but it is growing and I love it. A tad worried about the double top but waiting to see if one does take the lead before I prune one out.
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Flax The blue of flax is so pretty and I keep hoping to have a huge drift of it. I was close one year but last year some had died out, I quess it is time to get a few more seeds.
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Fleeceflower Goes by a couple of other names too (persicaria or knotweed). It does need space and its roots go to China but not what I would call invasive, just huge!
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Re: Alphabet Soup ~ F ~ ....

Postby Smitty » Feb 21, 2012 10:50 am

fabulous F Flowers folks..and failing is not a word here Laura!

my F's

Hosta Fire and Ice

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Flaming Parrot Tulip

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Fata Morgana
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Re: Alphabet Soup ~ F ~ ....

Postby Northpine » Feb 21, 2012 11:09 am

I only have 2 Fs for the soup.
Firstly, Fire and Ice hosta. Sorry Smitty, I have to show mine also. It is my favourite hosta. I took many of pictures of this little sweetie. I can see yours is younger.....but I'm sure you're going to love it also.

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Firestorm daylily is my other F. Most of the blooms didn't have as many petals as this one.

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Betty, I talked my sister into trying a fleeceflower in her garden. I think she'll be ecstatic if it achieves even a tenth of the size and beauty of yours!
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Re: Alphabet Soup ~ F ~ ....

Postby Smitty » Feb 21, 2012 12:09 pm

Oh...mine is going to be gorgeous when it grows up!!!!! only 3 years old and it's been moved once.
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Re: Alphabet Soup ~ F ~ ....

Postby Clyde212 » Feb 21, 2012 12:17 pm

The frittilaria and and tulip are making me crave spring. That "Fire and Ice" hosta has nice sharp colours. Is it small? I love the fluffy "Fleech Flower" and the pretty blue of the Forget-me-Nots.

So I had to get creative to find 3 pictures to add so please "Bad me" for stretching the rules:twisted:
Daylily "Fire and Fog
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"Front" Flower bed
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Re: Alphabet Soup ~ F ~ ....

Postby savona » Feb 21, 2012 12:24 pm

I am determined to have some flax this year. I don't know if the seed I had before wasn't viable but even direct sowing didn't produce one plant.Here is hoping this year I will have some beautiful blue flax.
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Re: Alphabet Soup ~ F ~ ....

Postby Sharon Bryson » Feb 21, 2012 3:05 pm


It is good to see lots of F's...especially good ole New Brunswick fiddleheads.
Betty....I have been yearning for a purple Beech for years... yours seems to be doing well.
The Fire'n Ice Hosta is very striking.

Here is a sampling of Fritillaria
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Forsythia...harbinger of spring
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Filipendula(Queen of the Prairie), of which I seem to have very few decent images! I admire these for their striking foliage as much as for bloom. We added a darker pink last year, so hope it will do OK.
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Re: Alphabet Soup ~ F ~ ....

Postby Clyde212 » Feb 21, 2012 3:28 pm

Beautiful Forsythia Sharon! Mine always suckers and few blooms. Any secrets to share?

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