Oldbabe's Flowers Posts

Zinnias get their name from 18th-century German botanist Johann Gottfried Zinn, who wrote up the flower's first scientific description. Zinnias are native to…

I plant them every year - seeds dried from the flowers grown the previous year from seeds dried from flowers grown the previous year from seeds dried from…

Morning Glories of the Flying Saucer variety. Fairies paint the flowers with blue strokes through the night and then open them in morning to our delight~~~ Me

Sunflowers - wild ones that sprouted up in the front flower garden, near the strawberries. Weeds. I didn't plant them. I didn't pull them. They are too pretty. …

Didn't plant it, didn't pull it. A weed it is. Datura Inoxia, Angel's Trumpet, Devil's Trumpet, Thornapple, Jimson Weed, Zombie Cucumber - there are several…

Everyday I see lots and lots of butterflies fluttering by and land to suck nectar from my flowers. There is an especially large beautiful blue one I always see.…

Sometimes when you practice “organic gardening” this is what you end up with! A lot of times I knock the bugs off and make do with less than perfect. (Sigh)!

singular: gladiola or gladiolus plural: gladioli or gladioluses I just call them glads. GLADIOLUS / GLADIOLA MEANINGS: Strength of character, remembrance,…

Clear the decks! Clear the tracks! You've got nothing to do but relax. Blow a kiss. Take a bow. Honey, everything's coming up roses! …Lyrics taken from…

Found on various web sites: “If you are sad and describe yourself as ” feeling blue ,“ you are using a phrase coined from a custom among many old deepwater…

The zinnias are starting to bloom. Zinnias are one of my favorite flowers. They come in all different shapes, sizes and colors. They are only annuals - they…

These are the current daylilies and hollyhocks in the garden. And tomorrow morning we will be on the road leaving it all behind for a 10 hr trip to Whitehouse,…

Next to roses pansies are my favorites flowers. I collect old pansy postcards and handkerchiefs with pansies on them along with anything else that suits my…
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