Garden Photos forum: Floral Alphabet Soup: the letter H!

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Name: Kat Enns
Castlegar British Columbia, Ca (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian
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KatEnns
Jan 29, 2018 12:28 PM CST
Hello all you Hot Soupers, H is a wonderful letter. In our English language it is not as commonly used as E or even T (or O or A, or I), but in botany... its HUGE. So those of you missed your Ericas or Callunas or Daboecias or Cassiopes, Andromedas or Empetrums, rest assured the common name Heather is still out there, unSouped. In Horticulture (see?), the most commonly grown Heathers are Calluna (scale-like leaves) and Erica (Needle like leaves), but they share the characteristic of being HARD to photograph. Except as a distance shot, where you might not know what they are. Which is fine. We accept all H currency too, by the way. Bring me your Huddled masses of Hibiscus, Heuchera, Holly hock, Holodiscus etc etc etc. With no further ado... One H to start. Have at it.

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K. A. Enns
Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian Cat Lover Salvias Xeriscape Roses Organic Gardener
Garden Photography Echinacea Butterflies Birds Irises Daylilies
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HemNorth
Jan 29, 2018 1:57 PM CST
Hello to the 'H's.
Let's start with some Heleniums.



And continue with:

One of my favourite plants is Heliopsis helianthoides, and the reason I haven't any photos in the Database yet, is that I have about 70 Photos of them that I haven't plowed through to choose 2 or 3 to submit.
Here is a sample:



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They make such excellent dried flowers. Pick a bouquet of a variety of garden flowers, and after two or three weeks, when all the rest are finished, take the Heliopsis helianthoides and cut them to the desired length for your winter bouquet of blossoms. Some of mine have lasted two or three years. They usually fade a little, but still hold their form - especially the singles and short petalled doubles.

Something I've discovered in this Alphabet exercise that I didn't know before, was that with photos not in the Database, if you click on the photo, the next one appears - so that you can see them magnified, in sequence, without having to go to the bottom of the photo to click the 'x'.

But with the Database photos, you can click on the name, and it will take you to the page where that photo and others of that category are featured - so you gain a lot in perusing other images and seeing the plant in different stages. If you hover over the small photos, you can read additional info in the captions some people add.



Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Adeniums Orchids Tropicals Plumerias
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plantmanager
Jan 29, 2018 2:20 PM CST
Here are some pretty Hibiscus to add to the soup, but most don't have ID's. We lived on an island in the Marshalls, and cuttings were freely shared.

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Handcrafted Coastal Inspired Art SeaMosaics!
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Adeniums Orchids Tropicals Plumerias
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plantmanager
Jan 29, 2018 2:29 PM CST
A few more Hibiscus for the soup. Can you tell I absolutely LOVE hibiscus?

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Handcrafted Coastal Inspired Art SeaMosaics!
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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dirtdorphins
Jan 29, 2018 9:24 PM CST
Awesome Hibiscus Karen!


hmmm, ahhhhh, smells so heavenly
Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
Vegetable Grower Butterflies Garden Procrastinator Roses Bookworm Tomato Heads
Tropicals Salvias Plays in the sandbox Frogs and Toads Fruit Growers Sempervivums
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tofitropic
Jan 31, 2018 1:24 AM CST
"H" for "Hope"... Wish I could grow this "Hopes plants", in my place, but....."Hope"less..
Helebores
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but,. Rolling my eyes. . actually this "H" could be grown here, though not many varieties currently available. So "Hopefully" it will come to me.
Hemerocallis fulva (double form, kwanso?) growing in the wild....
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Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian Cat Lover Salvias Xeriscape Roses Organic Gardener
Garden Photography Echinacea Butterflies Birds Irises Daylilies
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HemNorth
Jan 31, 2018 5:00 AM CST
It has taken awhile, but I finally got my Hellebore photos sorted out, so here goes.



This last one was taken 4 days ago and had just started blooming this month.


Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian Cat Lover Salvias Xeriscape Roses Organic Gardener
Garden Photography Echinacea Butterflies Birds Irises Daylilies
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HemNorth
Jan 31, 2018 5:50 AM CST
Now a few Heucheras - Coral Bells. (Had to check through 3 pages of the 'C' Alphabet Soup, to make sure they hadn't gone in there.)






Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian Cat Lover Salvias Xeriscape Roses Organic Gardener
Garden Photography Echinacea Butterflies Birds Irises Daylilies
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HemNorth
Jan 31, 2018 6:16 AM CST
Maybe some Hemerocallis can now be tossed into the soup.
The first is a pretty one that I lusted after in Kat's garden. And she gave me a piece of it. Thanks Kat.









Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
Heucheras Charter ATP Member Birds Hummingbirder Hostas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Rose1656
Jan 31, 2018 7:13 AM CST
H??? Hmmm... that would include hosta, right? I'll be back! nodding
central Illinois
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Photo Contest Winner: 2017
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jmorth
Jan 31, 2018 2:28 PM CST
Hyacinth
-interesting history behind this namesake (like General de Wet, the tulip).
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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
Heucheras Charter ATP Member Birds Hummingbirder Hostas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Rose1656
Jan 31, 2018 4:25 PM CST
@HemNorth,

That's a beautiful collection of daylillies! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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dirtdorphins
Jan 31, 2018 5:28 PM CST
I'll just throw in a few bulby types so as not to overwhelm the flavor
one of these

two of these

and three of these
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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dirtdorphins
Jan 31, 2018 5:38 PM CST
and how 'bout a couple of these
this one even looks like broccoli Hilarious!


although I doubt I will ever be able to call these 'hylotelephium'--they'll always be sedum to me *Blush*
central Illinois
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Photo Contest Winner: 2017
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jmorth
Jan 31, 2018 6:13 PM CST
Hyacinthoides (Spanish Bluebells)







Summer Hyacinth -

Hyacinth Orchid -

Grape Hyacinth -

Wild Hyancinth -
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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
Heucheras Charter ATP Member Birds Hummingbirder Hostas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Rose1656
Jan 31, 2018 7:32 PM CST
Hibiscus 'Cherry Cheesecake'
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Hibiscus 'Cranberry Crush'
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Hibiscus 'Plum Crazy'
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Hosta blooms
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Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian Cat Lover Salvias Xeriscape Roses Organic Gardener
Garden Photography Echinacea Butterflies Birds Irises Daylilies
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HemNorth
Feb 1, 2018 3:05 AM CST
Some Hydrangeas I've been working on:




Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian Cat Lover Salvias Xeriscape Roses Organic Gardener
Garden Photography Echinacea Butterflies Birds Irises Daylilies
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HemNorth
Feb 1, 2018 3:39 AM CST
Two named Hyacinths and then some whose names are lost.



I wonder if these next two are both Blue Perfection - separated by two years of neglect?

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Now a Heliotope. Another fragrant beauty.







Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian Cat Lover Salvias Xeriscape Roses Organic Gardener
Garden Photography Echinacea Butterflies Birds Irises Daylilies
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HemNorth
Feb 1, 2018 4:36 AM CST
How about some Hosta and Hems?











central Illinois
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Photo Contest Winner: 2017
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jmorth
Feb 1, 2018 1:54 PM CST






Hibiscus
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