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Old 06-19-2010, 10:12 AM
 
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After the rain passes, I'll get some more pics! Thanks so much to everyone!!
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:31 AM
 
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Nice photos. It's impressive what the digital camera and the internet can convey in live color.
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:43 AM
 
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Nice photos. It's impressive what the digital camera and the internet can convey in live color.
Thanks! Yes, cameras have come a LONG way!

Well, I took another, I hope better, photo after the rain passed. These guys are ALL over our front flower bed next to the house. They are filling in all the empty spots. Just like with the four o-clocks, my husband thinks they are weeds. I keep telling him that I think they are not, but he whacked a few. I scolded him. I told him to wait until "my friends" tell me what they are. I hope you can before he whacks some more.

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Old 06-19-2010, 02:22 PM
 
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I looked at the last picture (which is light years better, thank you very much!) and knew I recognized the flower and the leaves but just couldn't get the name to form and make it to my tongue. I was working on something in my sewing room when it hit... it's not a perennial, which is why I couldn't think of what it was at all! It is an annual plant that probably reseeded. They are just not "common" anymore as in finding them at every WalMart and Home Depot and the only seeds I've seen recently were for the flower that looks a bit like a mini rose.

I'm pretty sure it is "Garden Balsam" a shade/ part sun loving plant in the impatience family like jewel weed is. Let me know if it looks like the following:

Seeds of Change | Item Detail

Balsam - Plant Encyclopedia - BHG.com

VanillaSeven Photography - Lovely Pink – Garden Balsam

Impatiens balsamina - Garden Balsam - Balsaminaceae

For comparison the mini rose variety of balsam looks like the following:
http://toptropicals.com/pics/garden/...patiens128.jpg

Don't let hubby in the garden anymore... I worry he will get rid of some rare and hard to find old fashioned plant!!!
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Old 06-19-2010, 02:31 PM
 
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Thank you! To me, they look like the impatiens balsamina. Wow! That's cool that they are annuals. You wouldn't believe how many of them are in my front flower beds up next to the house. They are even in a pillar surrounding an evergreen. In fact, the one pillar has the balsam and the other one has pansies (that I didn't plant so I guess those reseeded too). That's crazy! Thanks so much for the info!
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Old 06-19-2010, 04:29 PM
 
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\Just like with the four o-clocks, my husband thinks they are weeds. I keep telling him that I think they are not, but he whacked a few. I scolded him. I told him to wait until "my friends" tell me what they are. I hope you can before he whacks some more.
Sounds like the spot I would be in if I whacked some of my wife's flowers.
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Old 06-19-2010, 04:59 PM
 
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I've had whatever it is on post #3. That's what i referred to as possibly new growth Kalanchoe. Along with hen and chickens maybe Echeveria. Maybe it is sedum. Think I got some along with some varieties of Echeveria from a neighbor a few years back. I too like plant ID thread because it's hard to ID some plants.
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Old 06-19-2010, 05:09 PM
 
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Thanks, everyone! I have two more. One is a weed, but I'd like to know the name if anyone knows. The other, which is the one I'm posting, is a shasta daisy - I think. My mom got a clipping from a friend in Mississippi. I'd like to verify that it's a shasta.

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Old 06-19-2010, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Zone 6- South Jersey
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Looks like a Shasta to me but I am not smart enough to know which one it is.
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Old 06-19-2010, 08:41 PM
 
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I'm loving these posts, Peppermint. I sure wish I had all these mystery plants popping up in my garden. How fun!
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