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post #1 of 22
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I wondered if any guys had any interesting looking flowers/plants etc that were unique. These winter roses popped up in our front yard, i dont know if they did last year after we moved, but they just look really cool.





I'm not sure the range of colours they come in, but we have purple, green and white. The stems are pretty too, towards the bottom they have little purple streaks
post #2 of 22
Those are pretty cool
post #3 of 22
Ooooo! Hellebores! Very pretty, one of my favorites. Try pressing some in a book, they turn out great!
post #4 of 22
Never seen them before - I like them
post #5 of 22
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Ooooo! Hellebores! Very pretty, one of my favorites. Try pressing some in a book, they turn out great!
I've never seen them before. They look awesome! How do they smell?
post #6 of 22
Very pretty! Thanks for sharing!
post #7 of 22
Wow, those are gorgeous! I have no idea what they are.

My parents had calla lilies in their back yard that bloomed black. I'm not kidding. They were apparently very rare; but they have not survived, and I have no photos of them.

My angel Rojita was an apricot-colored tabby beauty and when she went over the Bridge, I bought an apricot-colored rose to put for her living memorial. It gives gorgeous creamy apricot blooms, in just her shade. But this May, just as I was having to move, there came on her rose plant not only the apricot roses (more than ever before), but also one tiny hot pink rose that looked like a wild rose, totally unlike the rest of the (patented) roses on the plant. I really believe it was her way of saying farewell to me, letting me know she'd always be with me. And yes, I DO have photos of that.
post #8 of 22
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I've never seen them before. They look awesome! How do they smell?

As far as i can tell, they don't have a scent, they just look pretty
post #9 of 22
Those are gorgeous, I really like the colors.
My neighbor has a rose tree with similar color purple roses on it, I will have to get some pictures of it to post.
post #10 of 22
Very beautiful!
post #11 of 22
Oh gosh! Those are really differnt and so pretty. I wonder what they are?
Maybe one of the readers here can help to identify them.
I don`t have any unusual flowers myself....but my sister-in-law brought home a bulb years ago from some tropical place she`d visited. It was called a Corpse Lilly. It bloomed that year and had the horrible odor of a decaying body!!! (I can`t even remebe if it was pretty or not....the smell was so awful!)
Linda
post #12 of 22
Those are really beautiful. I haven't seen them before.

This is a night blooming cactus. The blossoms are about 6" in diameter.

post #13 of 22
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Those are really beautiful. I haven't seen them before.

This is a night blooming cactus. The blossoms are about 6" in diameter.


Cool i like cactus, any that have bright pink/red/orange flowers are my favourite
post #14 of 22
That night blooming cactus is so cool!
The Hellebores are very unusual. I've never heard of them.
I thought I posted in this thread last night, but can't find it now. Anyways, here's my most unusual flower, a passionflower.
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post #15 of 22
OOH GORGEOUS!!! I used to have these two houses ago, and I miss them terribly - thanks for sharing!
post #16 of 22
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That night blooming cactus is so cool!
The Hellebores are very unusual. I've never heard of them.
I thought I posted in this thread last night, but can't find it now. Anyways, here's my most unusual flower, a passionflower.
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I LOVE them, and only since i met tristan did i get to have a good look at those flowers as his parents do sustainable living and have tonnes of fruit/veges, including passionfruit theyre flowers are so unusual but pretty
post #17 of 22
I don't post alot of pictures as with dial-up it takes forever for photobucket to upload. But here are three of my spring/summer ones.



The first is a prairie flower called wild petunia. (Ruellia humilis) It is growing in a crack in our walkway. It grows in adverse spots!! The flowers are light/pale purple. I have dug some out and going to try to move them to a better spot. This was self seeded!! From Prairie Nursery in Westfield WI.



The next is a flowering Catalpa tree. It flowers about the 1st week of June and the flowers are awesome!! The leaves stay this chartruese color until frost them they turn ugly brown and fall off in a day!!



This last one is a splurge plant. It is an intersectional peony called Pastel Splendor" The picture does not do the flower justice (you can see other pictures by doing web searches). This type of peony is a cross between a tree peony and a regular peony. These are usually very expensive ($200/plant!!) I got a really good price on this and its a very large sized plant so I couldn't resist. I hope I have more than one flower next year!!
post #18 of 22
Omg, if we ever get the time to go back into DC to walk around, I'll definetely take some pictures of the National Arboretum and the DC gardens! That place is sooo beautiful!!!
post #19 of 22
I didn't take this picture but this is the place we walked through on the first fews days of being in DC. The fountain is very old so they rarely turn it on anymore. I think there's something wrong with the pipe lines at the present under the fountain.
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post #21 of 22
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Those look like corn flowers to me. I LOVE them. I remember them from when I lived in Connecticut.
post #22 of 22
WOW!!! Those are GORGEOUS! Your yard must be amazingly beautiful (and large)! That peony is so beautiful -- definitely something on my want list!
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