May 22nd, 2012
What's Growing Near the Pergola?
Posted by F&S
Yesterday, we Frenchies, gave you a glimpse of what is growing in the vegetable garden and today, Sharkey has a lot to share about what’s growing around and on the pergola.
1 Francesca! Look at the pergola! There's so much color!
2 Well, the cats are sure to be happy. The nepeta, or catmint, is growing quite well!
3 I don't know what it is exactly about this plant, but supposedly there's something inside of it that binds with the olfactory glands of cats and gives them a sense of euphoria!
4 I prefer to get my euphoria by enjoying nature in a different way, like looking at these vibrant Eschscholzia californica, or California Poppies!
5 The bright orange color gives me a warm and sunny feeling. No wonder this is the official state flower of California!
6 Look, the clematis are also blossoming!
7 These climbing flowers love sunlight and they've been getting quite a bit of that lately!
8 Aren't there about 300 species of clematis? That's a lot! I feel like someone told me another flower they were related to but I can't quite remember now...
9 Francesca, to find the answer, look no further than my nose.
10 See! That flower is right here! Clematis are in the family of Ranunculaceae.
11 It's the buttercup family, and when most people hear buttercup, they typically think of this yellow Ranunculus auricomus!
12 Sharkey, you're so silly, but you sure do know your Latin flower names!
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