name that plant! (the Leah’s-yard edition)


In the last edition of Name That Plant!, all the plants were pink.

This time around, the theme is that they were all in my yard when I went around taking a bunch of pictures yesterday evening. (Which was for the very “garden-nerdy” purpose of uploading the photos to my computer, and using Photoshop to play around with different ideas for the garden, over the winter to come, as well as labelling the plants that are currently growing so I don’t forget what’s where when the snow is high over the ground.) (This is what you get when you cross a graphic designer with a gardener.)

If you know what one, two or three of these plants are, leave a comment and let me know. There aren’t any flashy prizes, but you do get my respect and admiration! And those are pretty great, let me tell you.

I see #1 a lot in people’s gardens, so I imagine someone will know what it is. They came with the house. #2 was given to me by a friend, and I transplanted it again when I moved here to North Sydney, from my Mom’s place in Baddeck. When you rub the leaves, it gives off a strong smell that is hard to describe, sort of like lemon geranium but different. I also remember having it at my Dad’s house as a kid and we called it “Old Man’s Beard” but who the heck knows where that name came from. #3 is likely a weed since it grows in a part of the garden that is still pretty overgrown, but I wondered anyway.

ANYway, thanks in advance. Now … name that plant!

namethatplant1 namethatplant2 namethatplant3


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1 Response to name that plant! (the Leah’s-yard edition)

  1. marianwhit says:

    1. Big Flowered Tickseed Coreopsis grandiflora `Early Sunrise` (a bit of a guess here)
    2. Southernwood Artemisia abrotanum neat plant, want some;) The dried leaves make excellent moth repellent.
    3. St. John’s Wort Hypericum perforatum (invasive/naturalized)

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