Friday, June 16, 2017

Flowers by Color - ORANGE


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Flowers by Color - RED

This is a new post series featuring flowers by color.  For the next nine weeks I will pick a different color and share my favorite flowers of that color (these lists are NOT a complete list of all flowers of that color, simply just my favorites).  This week is BLUE flower week.

Certain featured flowers have links to previous posts on this blog - please feel free to click on these links to view the entire posts (they will be how-to-grow or maintenance posts).

Firstly, you will need to know the difference between annual, perennial & biennial:

Annual Plant - completes its lifecycle in one season/year.  By "lifecycle" I mean from germination to seed formation.  Here are some examples of annual plants:  green beans, petunia, sage, sunflower, morning glory and so much more.

Perennial Plant - lives for more than 2 years but produces seed in one season without dying afterward.  Some examples of perennials: most fruit trees like apple, vegetables like asparagus or leeks, day lilies, peonies and so much more.

Biennial Plant - 2 years to complete its lifecycle.  Examples are: parsley, caraway, foxglove, parsnips and so much more.






Marigold
This is one of the easiest annuals to grow.  There is a variation of orange colors including a deep almost brownish orange.
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF8737_zpsmi0jk1we.jpg

Day Lily
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Many people grow this beautiful perennial.  It has streaks of different shades of orange and a bright yellow center.  They also make lovely cut flowers.


Tiger Lily
I just love the black spots on this fun perennial.  This flower will spread all over your garden - You will see in this picture below there are black seeds at the base of some of the leaves.
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF1516_zps1n4hcn9m.jpg


Lion's Tail
I think this flower resembles "Red Bergamot" only orange.  It is a very unique flower.  This is a perennial.
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0372_Sept 27 2015_zpsgyrtsctd.jpg

Coleus
We saw a red version of this plant a few weeks ago when I featured red flowers.  This orange variety is just as beautiful.



by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0214_Sept 27 2015_zpsmefpxow2.jpg
Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower


ROSES - 2 Different Red Varieties
Rolly Rose
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If you have been following this "Flowers by Color" series then you already know that my father is a master rose gardener (or at least that is my opinion).  Please click on the details above because this rose has a cute history.


Peach Feather Rose
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This variety (another one of my dad's) has the most delicate peach color.


Peach Feather, by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com
Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower



SUNFLOWERS - 3 Different Red Varieties

Tithonia Torch (a.k.a. Mexican Sunflower)
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I grew this beauty last year and the orange color is just stunning.  They are smaller flowers with many on one stalk.

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Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower


Starburst Blaze
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Remember this variety grows in 3 different colors (you already saw yellow & red).  This is the final of the three - it's a fantastic peachy orange color.

Starburst Sunflowers by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 023_zps651b5c0f.jpg
Autumn Beauty
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This sunflower variety is the perfect autumn flower because of its deep orangey brown colors matching the falling leaves.








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1 comment:

  1. We see a lot of day lillies in our neck of the woods. My husband asked what they were so many times that he now jokes that I tell him all flowers are day lillies. This week he pointed at a rhododendron and said, "let me guess, that's a day lily!" Um, no!

    I think the peach rose is my favorite from your orange grouping. So pretty!

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