What is this?


teejay8
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What is this?

11 Apr '07 4:23 pm
I had several of these plants come up in my garden. I thought that I must have planted them as I had three or four of them growing along the back fence, but I also thought they could have been a weed that had come into the garden.

The leaves were very thin and felt rough to the touch. But I gave them the benefit of the doubt and let them stay. So happy that I did not pull them out as they have now come into bloom and are giving a very sunny splash of colour to the garden.

The name 'black eyed Susan' comes to mind but I am unsure if that is correct. Anyone know its common and botanical name?
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tess

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Perhaps "Narrow-leaved Sunflower"?

12 Apr '07 8:31 am
I think it resembles Helianthus angustifolius.
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Helianthus angustafolia

12 Apr '07 10:18 am
Thank you for your reply. I used that name to bring up some images on the net and you have named it correctly.
Your quote made me think about what sort of person I am.....I will have to give that some consideration.
tess

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12 Apr '07 11:34 am
You're most welcome Tess, I'm glad that I could help.
*lol* about the quote, I'll just say that my own garden is wild
and rather disorganized, and I guess that fits :lol:
but "exuberant" sounds better, :wink: doesn't it??
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what am I

12 Apr '07 11:52 am
Hey, exuberant is right on. I saw a pic of your garden on the garden plants forum, loved all the art pieces and the cyclads. I have always hankered after having one of those but a bit beyond my purses limits.

I suppose I could be called a colourful character as people tell me I have the most colourful garden in the street.
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This was taken a couple of months ago.
tess

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WOW!

12 Apr '07 12:50 pm
All that glorious color, and right there at the road,
to be enjoyed by all who are lucky enough to pass by.
I'll bet many people go out of their way just to brighten their day.

I think that your garden says you are a giver, Tess. :D
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brighten someone's day .

12 Apr '07 3:38 pm
You are so right ,Zuzu .A garden such as this is a gift from Tess to passers by .
It is such a joy to walk along a street and stop to admire a beautiful garden such as Tess has made .Better still if the gardener is working in it and you can stop for a chat !
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20 Apr '07 3:11 pm
Yes, you are right, it is so good to stop and admire others gardens. I took some photos on the way home one day and there were some gardens that had to be photographed.
This is one of a tree which looked splendid.
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Robinias are a favourite tree but this type would grow too large to sit comfortably in my garden.
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a plot planted by the local council
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A magnificent magnolia.
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Another council planting...anyone know what this native is called. I know it changes it's leaves as it matures.
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and the last one, a little local colour on the public loo!
tess

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21 Apr '07 1:22 pm
Isn't that native which changes its leaves a New Zealand Lancewood? I don't grow any, but they always make me giggle - their - juvenile? leaves point the wrong way.
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Lacewood

21 Apr '07 1:46 pm
Hey, thanks for giving it a name! I couldn't for the life of me remember what it was called until you nailed it for me. Thanks for that.
It is such a transformation when it takes on its adult form. it changes from the ridiculous to the sublime.
tess


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