Friday, September 16, 2011

Like a Good Mystery?

Being a novice gardener, there's a lot I don't know.
Here are a few specimens I've yet to identify.


This has popped up sporadically in the backyard.

It has these lantern-like seed pods.

Here's a dried seed pod.

This grows so profusely it must be a weed.

It's gotten to be about 3 feet tall
and has delicate blue fuzzy flowers.

It volunteers all over the garden.
Hey, if it's easy, it stays!

This cropped up in the butterfly bed.
No clue as to what it might be.

The leaves are oh-so wispy.
Haven't seen this one flower yet.

This vine has taken up residence
on one of our trellises.

No blooms that I've noticed yet,
but the leaves are intriguing by themselves.

What is that peekin' around the side of the rain barrel?
Another volunteer.
Looks like this one might be looking for a bit more sun.

As I don't have the time nor inclination
to research these lovelies,
I hope for someone to help me with their identification.
There's an event coming up
at the extension center next month
and I know I can count on someone there to know their stuff.

I'll post an update if I get any answers!
Have a great weekend, y'all!