Is it shameful to claim yourself as a garden writer and then you have no clue what the above rose is called? I have a file in my computer called Forgetting their name in pictures. I’m sure you all do though it may have a different name. I am of the belief that you don’t always have to know the name. In fact, these roses were growing in a local garden and they weren’t marked. Wish I had some just like them.
Because I plant a lot of hollyhocks, this one forgot to be labeled. I plant so many plants in the spring–like in the 100’s and I just don’t get it all labeled properly. Do you forgive me? I’ll do better this year–hopefully.
The hollyhock above came from Thompson and Morgan seeds and I have written about it using the correct name–but guess what—I can’t find that post. Ha! that happens too—imagine that–my memory has failed me.
Of course I know they are lantana and angelonia but I tend to rely on that too much. I like them all is the problem. I’m not really too picky about what lantana and what angelonia—-the important thing to me–they grow very well in my gardens. I do prefer certain propagator varieties and will always go for that brand. Brand does matter to me.
Lucky for me, I keep the tags—and when I am required to write for money—I do go and get the exact variety name. This is a veronica in my garden. Today—I just wanted to post photos—if you don’t know the specific name of a plant in your garden–but you know the family such as the veronica above—then go to google images—type in deep purple veronica–and see what you get. And so, I think this might be ‘Eveline’. I’m pretty sure it’s ‘Eveline’ or do you all think something else?
Have you googled your plants?