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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day in my garden.

Happy Valentine's Day from my garden!  I went on a search for heart shapes in my garden, both natural and manmade.
Can you guess any of them?
 
I love the yellow flowers in late summer. 

These flowers remind me of forget-me-nots.

A heart pining for it's lost branches. 
 
These purple flowers like to pop up all over the shaded areas.

This may be a decoration, but someone might stay for a spring vacation. 

 Her hearts won't show until later in spring.
 
Welcome to the vegetable garden.

Hope you get to spend some time in your garden today!
 

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17 comments:

  1. That was a clever thing to do - find heart-shaped plants and leaves and other hearts. And all of them photographed pretty well too.

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  2. You make it hard! Maybe ligularia for the first? Begonia for the second? No idea really, just guessing! Happy Valentine's day to you!

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  3. Cute post. I wanted to spend all day in my garden. The rain is here, much needed I might add. So, I'll just be forced to blog and read up on more flowers!

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  4. A lot of hearts in your garden! Have a great weekend!

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  5. Nice post - a garden full of hearts!
    I have ground to a halt today after a far too busy a week - and Himself forgot what day it was, so your post has cheered me up. Thanks!

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  6. What a creative idea for a post. Happy Valentines Day to you Catherine.

    If we're supposed to make some guesses, here are mine: violet/viola for #4, Artichoke for #6, and I actually am embarrased to say what I think #3 is...A beanie baby tag? Don't laugh at me if I'm wrong...I've just never seen a clear heart before!

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  7. #3: The tag 'holders' for b.b.'s are what I'm referring to. I don't even have a clue if they're still popular. When my daughter was young we collected them.

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  8. Nifty idea. One of them's got to be cyclamen, but I don't know about the rest... begonia maybe? Fun!

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  9. I love your heart shaped leaves. This time of year they're a little more difficult to scout out but that just adds to the allure. Happy Valentines Day.

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  10. That was a smart idea to post heart shaped leaves.

    So, definately Cyclamen, the others, erm, well is one the beginnings of new growth on a sedum?

    Rob

    PS If it isn't cyclamen feel free to delete this post and save me the shame.

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  11. Okay Catherine ~ are you going to post the answers and put the mysteries to rest??!!! So fun and who knew there were so many hearts in the garden! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  12. Jan you are right #4 is a violet.

    #1 Is a rudbeckia
    #2 Brunnera
    #3 Glass heart, but Jan it does look like the BB tag covers. My oldest was into those.
    #4 Violet
    #5 Birdhouse
    #6 Bleeding heart
    #7 Part of a welcome sign.

    Not too many hearts out yet!

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  13. Clever post! Happy 'Hearts Day' to you! :-)

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  14. What a cute valentine post...great observations! You are lucky to have such sweet things your garden...me, not so much, just an over dressed camel, lol!

    Have a wonderful V-Day!!! Kim

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  15. Very creative as usual Catherine- I really enjoyed this post. I even got a few of them right!

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  16. Great post ~ Another heart lover I see. It's amazing how many things have that shape. Wonderful pictures. Hang in there, spring will be there for you before you know it.

    FlowerLady

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