Monday, August 16, 2010

Identify the flower

I never did get around to telling you about the flowers I got in the spring for FREE. We get a selection of flowers and vegetable plants in each year right around mothers day. After a week or so they usually reduce them to get rid of the last of them. This year there were quite a few left over and my boss was going to throw them away unless someone wanted them. I was on that in a flash before someone else could scoop them up. I ended up with 3 flats of FREE flowers.
I'm not the best at gardening but I do know how to stick a plant in the ground so in they went.
 Not real impressive but hey it's something besides weeds growing in my flower beds.

My only problem is that there is a mysterious white fluffy flower growing in amongst these plants that I can't quite identify. I was wondering if any of you might be able to help me out

So any ideas on what that big white one in the back is?

31 comments:

  1. That's my little buddy Duke that's who this cute little flower is. He's indeed a cutie pie. He's just checking out your work.

    Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

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  2. Hi there, thanks for your visit...and I love the white fluff in your flower garden! LOL :D

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  4. I'm not sure what the big white one is but it sure is sweet! :)

    xo Catherine

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  5. Those flowers are cute! Can't help you with the name though, sorry.
    LOVE the white fluffy one in the middle :)

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  6. I used to have a cat that would walk in all my flowers as I went along pulling weeds and watering and such. I ended up calling her "Petunia" because of that. Dang, that dog is adorable! :)

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  7. Who wouldn't love free flowers? They look like they really liked their home.
    Oh...who are you trying to fool? we all know that is sweet Duke just wanting to "stop and smell the flowers". We could all learn from from him.:)

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  8. They are pretty. As for the fluffy whites, all I could think of is Dogwood. Maybe that's why Duke likes them :)

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  9. That;s a Duke-a-lion! Rare and beautiful!

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  10. i should think they are called carol Duke flowers :D

    but you sure are a better gardener than i am.. at least you have flowers in your flower bed.. i still have weeds :D

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  11. That is the cutest white flower I've ever seen! Wish I had flower like that here!

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  12. Aww..it's cutie Duke! Teehee. :)

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  13. I haven't seen such kind of white flower before... Woopppz! It's the Dukester! LOL

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  14. very pretty pics. they match your template and Duke very well :)

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  15. That sure is one ginormous bloom you have in there! Could it be the rare and much coveted Flora Fuzzywuzzia?

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  16. Sandee, I knew I couldn't fool you. He was doing his best to help me out there.

    Julie not everyone can get that little white fluff to grow :)

    Catherine isn't it though

    Audrey I've never been good with the names

    Lin somehow I don't think that white one looks like a Petunia...lol

    Jean Free is my favorite price. I agree, we could learn from Duke.

    Poetic shutterbug dogwood? that sounds like a good guess.

    Bossy betty ah so that's what it is

    Anny that's a good possibility, although I've never seen another to compare this one to lol

    beaded tail I could try and pick this one and send it to you in a vase. I don't know how long it would last that way though...lol

    tes yep, couldn't fool you

    junezach had you for a second there huh?...lol

    fishhawk, i knew someone would have the botanical name for it

    roschelle I hadn't noticed that, they do don't they

    Jen rofl, by George I think you've got it. And now I'm having flashbacks to when I was a kid and had a fuzzy wuzzy

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  17. Duke looks so adorable standing in your flower bed. What a cutie!

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  18. He certainly knows how to 'plant' himself for a great picture!

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  19. I know that flower, it's the one we always want to see in a garden: fresh, funny, lively... jumpy? :)

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  20. It is easy. I know that flower. That is the cerous-Dogalopicus. And he is gorgeous. I believe it is a new flower discovered this year.
    And by the way. I love your garden.

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  21. Hey Ann....just playing catch up with my reading and as always I've enjoyed all your posts....I think the white fluffy flower is the best in the garden...maybe you should send me one?!?!?!

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  22. I believe that flower is called the "Dukester" although this is one of the prettiest I've seen.

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  23. White impatiens, purple salvia and white dogus cuteous.A least he is small to not damage quite as bad.Mine decided to dig up where I planted peas this year, so had a smal crop.

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  24. Oh Goody a new kind of white fluffy flower. I believe it's name is a Duke flower. That is too cute. Don't sit on those plants Duke. Have a super day.

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  25. The flowers look very beautiful, I do not know the name unfortunately, these have not yet seen in our

    Cheerful greeting
    Kvelli

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  26. I think that cute white thing really is a weed. hahahaha I wish my weeds looks so cute. Your flowers look great. It has really been a hot summer for plants.

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  27. Angela doesn't he though. I couldn't even be mad at him

    Philippa yes he sure does.

    fullet it's the liveliest flower I have :)

    russ ah so that's why I didn't know what it was.

    allotments4you bet you don't have one growing at the allotment do you?

    Sheri the dukester huh? I think this flower is known all over by many different names.

    out on the prairie LOL I love that name. white dogus cuteous, I'll have to remember that. He used to be a digger but thankfully he has given that up

    Marg He didn't sit but he did step on a few, at least he didn't try and lift his leg this time

    Jouir la vie thanks and thank you for stopping by

    b boys mom could be a weed but even weeds are welcome in my garden since the grow better than most flowers do...lol

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  28. Maybe that is a dukas-curiosous-fluffus! Hmmm!

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  29. gayle, isn't he though :)

    Miawa, lol I like that, you could be right

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