July Bouquet

You say “toe-may-toe” and I say “toe-mah-toe”.

That’s what the song says.

I remember my grandmother pronouncing “bouquet” as “bow-kay”.

Other people said “boo-kay”.

How to confuse a kid!

Here’s an Eighth of July bow-boo-kay for you.

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Corn tassel.

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Daylily. Hemerocallis. Each flower lasts but a day. Edible. Pretty in salads.

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Black-eyed Susan. More names include brown-eyed Susan, brown Betty, gloriosa daisy, golden Jerusalem, Poorland daisy, yellow daisy, and yellow ox-eye daisy.

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Sunflower. And emerald bee. Agapostemon. Want to try to ID it? http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?guide=Agapostemon

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Green-eyed sunflower. Yes, it really is this color!

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Pyrola. Shinleaf.

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Colicroot. Not a common flower. Rejoice when you see it. Leave it alone, for others to enjoy with their eyes.

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Sheep Laurel. Allelopathic…the plant exudes chemicals that discourage the growth of other plants. Poisonous to sheep and livestock.

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“Bleu de Solaize” leek flowers.

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Wee single marigolds.

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Sunflower bud. Pretty darn hairy.

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Hydrangea. My grandmother’s old place was about to be torn down, and the plantings were going to go, too. so I dug this one up, and brought it home. You could make a rug with this photo. Martha Stewart would like one, please.

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