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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Sunday Flower Pr0n: Botanic Garden Edition

It was a nice walk at the Botanic Garden, but it’s hot and humid and now we’re both wiped out.

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Sunday Flower Pr0n: Cranberry Wilderness

Rhododendron (The WV State Flower!)

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Bird’s Foot Trefoil (Lotus cornicilatus)

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Sweet clover (Melilotus)

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Coreopsis (Tickseed)

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sunday Flower Pr0n: I <3 Day Lilies

I love day lilies. I think it’s because they so exuberant. I have multiple cultivars (they don’t all bloom at the same time, so even without the Stella D’Oros I have about a month of day lilies).

I have lots of hostas not because I love them, but because they grow in shade, which I have a lot of, and they’ll thrive.

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Visitor at the hostas.

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Because I have so much shade, I also have several varieties of fern.

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Here are the ubiquitous Stella D’Oros. These get put anywhere I want to ignore.

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And two of the other day lily varieties blooming now.

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sunday Flower Pr0n

Most of these are from Seneca Rocks and environs.

Irises are kind of embarrassing to look at, when you think about what flowers really are.

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Day lily found at homestead at Seneca Rocks

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BLUETS!

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Crabapple!

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sunday Flower Pr0n!

Some flowers are from my house, some from the WV botanic garden, and one from the WVU arboretum.

Rhododendron!

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Spiderwort

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Broom (I love broom, and am glad this one has struggled and survived)

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Chives

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Irises

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Peony

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sunday Flower Pr0n: New River Gorge

It may have been raining in Morgantown, but New River Gorge was beautiful.

Here are some flowers we found on our hike.

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday Flower Pr0n

Some flowers that were blooming while we were in Baltimore over the weekend.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sunday Flower Pr0n: Wild Flowers!

The arboretum is FULL of wild flowers right now!

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Trillium

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Dutchman’s Breeches, Dicentra cucullaria

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Spring Beauties, Claytonia virginica

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Virginia bluebells, Mertensia virginica

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Trout Lily, Erythronium americanum

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sunday Flower Pr0n: WV Botanic Garden

Please enjoy some hot butterfly on flower action.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday Flower Pr0n!

Flowers are from the Cranberry Wilderness and the Falls of Hills Creek.

The way the light turned out, I almost feel embarrassed looking at this display of naughty bits.

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Lots of Bee Balm

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Is this a white Bee Balm? Because that’s what it looks like to me.

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Sunday Flower Pr0n

Happy Sunday! Have some flower pr0n!

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday Flower Pr0n

More day lilies are blooming! Hooray!

Why yes, I really do have many different cultivars of day lilies! (This doesn’t include the lemon lilies we got from Michael’s grandmother that bloom in early spring, and the Stella D’Oros that will bloom repeatedly.)

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Some of these can probably be split. If anyone is interested, let me know–assuming I can be bothered to split them this year. O.o

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday Flower Pr0n

My day lilies are blooming! Unfortunately they’re kinda beat up. But the balloon flower and hostas look nice!

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday Flower Pr0n

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Flower Pr0n, Part the Second: Around the House

I slacked on taking pictures of the spring flowers around my house, but here’s what’s blooming today!

My lavender is blooming like crazy this year! Anyone want some?

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Stella D’Oro daylily

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In addition to my herb garden, I’ve got planters of a few vegetables this year.

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For the first time in several years, my hydrangea bloomed! Yay!

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Flower Pr0n, Part the First: WV Botanic Garden

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(Not a flower)

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day Flower Pr0n

I came across a few flowers yesterday while we were out for Jules’ birthday party, and today we took a relaxing stroll at the WV Botanic Garden.

No poppies, but it was a nice reflective walk (except for the occasional bursts of gunfire (because there is a gun club less than a mile away (no, I’m not kidding, this IS West-by-God Virginia))).

Despite the name, I’m fond of spiderwort.

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I really do love Mountain Laurel flowers

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sunday Flower Pr0n: Seneca Rocks & Seneca Creek Backcountry

You can see the climate differences between the Canaan Valley area and further north where I am,by the fact there were still violets blooming.

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Mountain Laurel are hardy shrubs that can tenaciously hold on into the cracks of rocks.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sunday Flower Pr0n: Lost River State Park

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Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia)

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Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)

Oh my god! Look at all the future snacks!

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Wild blueberries (vaccinium angustifolium)

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Sometimes you have to get close down to the ground to notice some of the tiny, beautiful flowers.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sunday Flower Pr0n: WV Botanic Garden

ANOTHER DAY OF NOT RAIN!!!!!

Columbine

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Dutch Iris

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Bluet

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I wasn’t scoping out future snacks. (I totally was.)

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Peony

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