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Friday Favorite: Labeled Plants

June 21st, 2013

One of the things I really enjoy about visiting botanical gardens is that many of the plants have labels.  I find myself taking photos of plants and their labels in order to hopefully add a few of my favorite varieties to my own garden someday.  Here are a few that caught my eye this past Tuesday when we visited Kingwood Center.
broad leaf sedge 1
broad leaf sedge 2
hosta tokudama
leatherleaf sedge
shrub rose charlotte 1
shrub rose charlotte 2
Bears Breech plant 2
Bears Breech plant 1
Even though I always do this with hopes of adding a few of these plants to my garden, it never really seems to materialize. At least I know which plants are in my photos, which comes in handy sometimes for plant identification and for selling photos.

Have you ever spotted any must have plants while visiting a botanical garden?

3 Comments to “Friday Favorite: Labeled Plants”
  1. Lemongrass on June 21, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Oh yea!!!! On my many trips to the herb section of the BBG in Brooklyn, NY, I saw many plants I wanted to have. One must have herbs was Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana). I wanted to have it the instant I inhaled a piece of the plant. Has always been part of the herb garden………….until now. Here in the Caribbean I am still trying to get some seeds.

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  2. KimH on June 21, 2013 at 10:56 am

    lol I do the exact same thing.. I have loads of labeled plants in my photos..

    Yes.. I loved the hellebores but I couldnt remember their name to save my life.. so I did the same thing.. and yes, I have a couple now in my little sanctuary garden, finally. One has green flowers & one is a purplish flower.. Little beauties!

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  3. amy on June 21, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Of course! I am not sure of the correct names….but one was a shrimp plant, another a weeping begonia, a jasmine.and a bonsai. It’s a sickness;) I never travel without a shovel either….you never know….I have dug starts out of friends gardens, once at an estate auction(I did get permission:) and just in case there is something along an old country road that might catch my eye….this last little endeavor is probably illegal……I always ask if there is a home nearby…..

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