Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Flowers by Color - MULTI or VARIEGATED

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Flowers by Color - MULTI or VARIEGATED

This is the last post in my series featuring flowers by color.  For the past few months I picked a different color and shared 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 MULTI or VARIEGATED 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.

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This is an annual that in certain soils reseeds itself.  My dad (who has clay type soil) never has to replant because these bright flowers always reseed itself.  My sandy soil however requires new planting every year.

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Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
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These bloom in early Spring and smell like candy.  They come in many different colors and are perennials.

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Hummingbirds love this annual.  It spreads wonderfully and is very easy to grow.

This is a perennial.  It has the most tiny and delicate clusters of various colored flowers - each bunch is a different color from pink to white to purple and more.  It does have a very strong floral scent that can almost be too pungent in my opinion.
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This is an edible flower (annual) and comes in orange, red and yellow colors.  They are stunning in salads.

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Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

Striped Petunia
We covered solide colored petunia's in a different post but these beauties are striped!  There were many different colors available but I chose bright fuchsia pink and white.  This is an annual.
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We covered other solid colored coleus varieties in other posts but this multi-colored variety is one of my favorites:

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Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
Sunset Rose
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If you have read previous posts you know that my father is a rose growing master.  This rose and the next two are some of his roses.

Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
Monet's Watercolor Rose

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The name truly describes this delicately beautiful flower.

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Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

"Monique" The Rose
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This rose is precious to my family - many wonderful memories.

Monique The Rose, by Angie Ouellette-Tower for
photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

SUNFLOWERS - 4 Different Yellow Varieties

Strawberry Blonde
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This is my favorite variety out of the multi-colored sunflowers.  Not only are the colors vibrant but each flower head is huge.

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Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
Jolly Joker
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This sunflower variety was named after my favorite Impressionist artist: Vincent VanGogh.

photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

Cherry Rose Sunflower
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I especially like the inner glow of this variety.  Sunflowers are all annuals.

Royal Flush Sunflower
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This sunflower is similar to the previous variety, however it is more yellowy than white.

photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

Other "Flowers by COLOR" Posts:
BLUE Flowers
YELLOW Flowers
RED Flowers
PURPLE Flowers
ORANGE Flowers
PINK Flowers
WHITE Flowers
GREEN Flowers


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We learned how essential oils are extracted from flowers/leaves/roots.
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