Friday, June 16, 2017

Flowers by Color - ORANGE

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Flowers by Color - ORANGE

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 ORANGE 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.

This is one of the easiest annuals to grow.  There is a variation of orange colors including a deep almost brownish orange.
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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.
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Lion's Tail
I think this flower resembles "Red Bergamot" only orange.  It is a very unique flower.  This is a perennial.
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We saw a red version of this plant a few weeks ago when I featured red flowers.  This orange variety is just as beautiful.

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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.

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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.

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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.


Recently on "Essential Oil Saturdays"
We learned how essential oils are extracted from flowers/leaves/roots.
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  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!

  2. What a beautiful feast for the eyes. Marigolds are always cute and the roses are my favourites. Thanks so much for linking up with us at #overthemoon. I've shared on social media. Have a great week and look forward to you link up next week.
    Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond


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