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Saturday, June 02, 2007

The Neighbor's Garden

While we were in North Carolina, my parents had made friends with some neighbors up the mountain. They invited us to an elaborate breakfast one morning, including coffee cake made from scratch, homemade bread, scrambled eggs, turkey bacon, fresh fruit compote sweetened with 100% genuine maple syrup, and Potatoes O'Brian. After breakfast, we went out to their flower garden. Now perhaps these flowers are familiar to YOU, but they're completely exotic to Floridian eyes.










After breakfast, we went on a hike to the old logging trail far up the mountain, and walked down the same narrow trail that trucks crossed over, carrying logs harvested from the trees on the mountain many years ago. This is some of what we saw on that trail. By the way, if you can identify any of these plants, we'd love to hear about them:



8 comments:

The Lazy Iguana said...

The flowers in the first two photos look like poppies. Don't know about the rest. Herr Krokodil may be able to ID everything for you.

How was Tropical Storm Barry? Get much rain today?

here krok said...

I took Botany in High School. The top red flowers are tulips, the little white flowers are Mountain Laurel, the purple fuzzy things are Krokodilias, the red star flower is called a Fire Pink. I don't know about the next two. I'm going to post another picture of my Day Lilies here in a minute.

Miss Cellania said...

All the garden flowers are familliar to me, but they are beautiful, so thanks for posting them! The last of the three you want identified is a Bledding Heart. I have several in my front yard.

Miss Cellania said...

I meant, of course, Bleeding Heart.

R2K said...

Great flowers.

Kathleen said...

Sorry Kroc, the top two pics are not tulips. I think lazy is correct that they are in the poppy family. The third picture is mountain laurel and #6, I think have some hostas ( broad leave plants) in it that do well in the shade. However, I don't recall seeing them growing wild ... or there may be wild varities that I have never seen.

Sounds like the vacation was fun and sprinkled with good food.

Herr Krokodil said...

Kathleen,

Have you ever had a noogie?

Kathleen said...

Krok, many times ... enough said.