Meet my favorite books in the whole house, all 2,020+ pages of them. My flower encyclopedias. Well technically one of them is just trees and shrubs and the other is practically everything including trees and shrubs.
Yesterday, Jan asked me about the photo of the day. It was a photo of a flower that I thought was a Hibiscus but I wasn’t 100% sure. So I broke out my trusty encyclopedias. After much reading and thought, I still am not 100% sure it’s a hibiscus. But I’m still leaning in that direction. The flower it’s self could almost pass for a Camellia, however the leaves of a Camellia are waxy like a Gardenia… that much I remember from my flower garden back in NC. It isn’t full enough to be a Peony like Jan stated, however Peony’s come in 4 types. Including a Semi-Double, which this kinda resembles and a Double which is what Jan was referring to. Wish I had a definitive answer for you Jan… my gut was saying Hibiscus when I first saw it… it still is… and the books aren’t helping with the deciphering it either. Sorry 🙂
A few days ago I also posted this little beauty. I still think it’s prettier without the petals. Anyway… I believe this to be a Gaillardia Grandiflora. Otherwise known as the Dazzler. I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure I’m not. I was thinking it was in the Echinacea (Coneflower) family, but the center wasn’t quite right. Glad I never actually said that was what it was.
Okay, now that I’ve been sitting here for about 2 hours, researching, it’s time for me to get along to other things. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!