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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jan 13, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Feel free to toss this. I just wanted to try and make a banner! Does this one work for that?

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abhege
Jan 13, 2015 6:17 PM CST
What kind of flowers are they? Very pretty and delicate!
Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Jan 13, 2015 6:26 PM CST
Nice picture. The title of this banner says spiderwort, but they are actually dayflowers. The are in the same family but different genus. Dayflowers are genus Commelina, and Spiderworts are genus Tradescantia.
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evermorelawnless
Jan 13, 2015 6:36 PM CST
Neat banner! Cannot say exactly what about it grabs me, but it sure is easy to look at and enjoy.
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luvsgrtdanes
Jan 13, 2015 6:51 PM CST
Toss it Confused It's great!!
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dirtdorphins
Jan 13, 2015 7:03 PM CST
Hilarious! Yes, Donald it will work for that! Good job!

Good on the ID Jay!

(I have a version of Commelina that hitchhiked across the country with me in a container. I find them very enthusiastic...wherever their seed may land Hilarious! )
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jan 13, 2015 7:10 PM CST
Enthusiastic they are, dirt. Big Grin

Like the banner a lot, Donald. Thumbs up
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flaflwrgrl
Jan 13, 2015 7:49 PM CST
It's a wonderful banner Donald. It's fresh like a cool spring breeze!
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jan 13, 2015 7:58 PM CST
Jay is correct on the identification. I know this somewhere in the back of my mind. I've just known the plant as being called 'Virginia Spiderwort' for decades and that's what I always remember first and how I'd labeled the photo. Maybe I'll learn and remember Commelina one of these days. So far I've reached the point where I know spiderwort is incorrect, but can't pull the correct name out of the slush that is my mind. For all the pretty blooms, it's a difficult plant to eradicate when it's growing where it's not welcome.

Now if only someone would hybridize an iris in that exact color! One of the very few blooms I consider true blue without a hint of purple, lavender, lilac or pink - just blue.

Thanks for the thumbs. Hope you enjoy it.
Donald
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jan 13, 2015 8:06 PM CST

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I love that soft blue!
Name: Jean
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rocklady
Jan 13, 2015 8:53 PM CST
Congratulations on your first banner, Donald I tip my hat to you. They are such a pretty blue.
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Name: Dinu
Mysore, India (Zone 10a)
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Dinu
Jan 14, 2015 12:00 AM CST
Being a blue lover, this never fails to catch my eye! Pleasing banner. Ghana has also issued a stamp featuring this Commelina.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Jan 14, 2015 12:27 AM CST

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Hilarious! I didn't even catch that posting with your banner! Yep, I'd say it works!! Thumbs up
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Jan 14, 2015 12:29 AM CST

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@Dave, can you edit the title to Commelina, Dayflowers?
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jan 14, 2015 4:35 AM CST
Blue is my favorite flower, so I love this banner!
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Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Jan 14, 2015 6:39 AM CST
Wonderful banner, Donald! Such a soothing, clean, crisp blue! Well done! Thumbs up
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jan 14, 2015 7:51 AM CST

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Calif_Sue said:@Dave, can you edit the title to Commelina, Dayflowers?


Sure thing, it's done. Thumbs up

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