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Flower Journal

I started my flower journal in a paper bound book in 2017, but decided it was time to take it digital because I would have more success in keeping it digitally than in written format, attempting to print out the photos. I loved the hard book and seeing it on the table, but I was always trying to catch it up. I needed to create it in a way it was more do-able for me. My initial goal was to simply record the date of first bloom each year and to adhere a photo. Now I will be able to expand to add more photos and more information on each page. I live in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, which is in Zone 6b. These pages are my digital flower journal. Click through the pages and be surprised or see the index below.

Garden and Patio Haven Video Playlist

I have been putting video snippets of my gardens on YouTube (see My Flower and Patio Haven playlist) since July 10, 2011! I invite you to go back and watch how my gardens have transformed and changed over the years. Some years I did weekly snippets because my gardens change every week! They are always evolving. My plan is to begin filming short videos of each flower to add to the individual pages.

Garden Index by Scientific Name

This index is listed by scientific name alphabetically, but each listing also has the common name second. There is also an index by Family Name which is interesting to see which plants are alike under the same Family Name. In addition, the second index has a section to learn about scientific plant names, a height quick reference guide, and scientific name pronunciation helps.

Achillea millefolium | Yarrow (perennial) 96

Aesculus pavia L. | Red Buckeye, Scarlet Buckeye , Firecracker Plant (shrub, tree) 82

Agastache 'Black Adder' | Anise Hyssop (perennial) 58

Aquilegia | Columbine, Granny's Bonnet, European crowfoot (perennial) 93

Allium | Ornamental Onions (Bulb) 48

Allium Siculum | Hanging Bell Flowers, Nectaro Scordum, Sicilian Honey Lily, Sicilian Honey Garlic, Mediterranean Bells (Bulb) 20

Amsonia tabernaemontana ' Storm Cloud' | Blue Star, Blue Dogbane, Woodland Bluestar (perennial) 78

Anemone blanda 'Blue Shades' (Balkcan) | Windflowers (tuber) 9

Antirrhinum majus | Snapdragon, Dragon Flowers (annual) 39

Armeria pseudarmeria 'Ballerina Lilac' | Thrift 'Ballerina Lilac,' False Sea Thrift (perennial) 19

Callirhoe involucrata | Purple Poppy Mallow, Winecup (perennial)  24

Camassia esculenta var. leichtlini | Camas, Quamash, Indian Hyacinth, Camash, and Wild Hyacinth (bulb) 80

Campanula rapunculoides | Creeping Bellflower, Rampion Bellflower, Garden Harebell (perennial) 54

Canna x generalis | Canna, Canna Lily, Indian Shot, Achira (rhizome) 45

Celosia argentea Cristata ‘Variegata’ | Cockscomb Variegated (annual) 70

Centaurea cyanus | Bachelor Buttons, Cornflower (annual) 89

Cercis canadensis | Redbud, American Redbud, Judas Tree (tree) 10

Claytonia Virginica | Spring Beauty, Grass Flower, Fairy Spud (corm) 85

Clematis (perennial) 83

Convallaria majalis | Lily of the Valley, May lily, May bells, Our Lady's Tears, Mary's tears (perennial) 16

Coreopsis | Tickseed, Calliopsis (perennial) 29

Crocus (corm) 1

Daucus carota | Queen Anne's Lace, Wild Carrot, Bee's Nest-plant, Devil's Plague, Bird's-Nest  (perennial) 36

Delphinium grandiflorum 'Blue Butterfly' | Siberian larkspur, Chinese larkspur (109)

Dianthus barbatus x Chinensis | Dianthus  (perennial) 6

Echinacea purpurea | Purple Coneflower (perennial) 42

Echinacea purpurea | Echinacea "Supreme Cantaloupe" PPAF | Supreme Cantaloupe Coneflower (perennial) 61

Erysimum allionii | Siberian Wallflower (biennial or perennial) (94)

Fagopyrum esculentum ‘Takane Ruby Buckwheat’ (annual) 67

Forsythia suspensa (bush) 7

Gerbera jamesonii  | Gerber Daisy, African Daisy, Transvaal daisy, Barberton daisy (annual) 47

Gladiola (corm) 30

Helleborus | Hellebore, Lenten Rose (perennial) 106

Heliopsis helianthoides | False Sunflower | Ox-eye Daisy | Mock Sunflower (59)

Heliopsis helianthoides 'Sommersonne' or 'Summer Sun' | False Sunflower | Ox-eye Daisy | Rough Heliopsis (60)

Hemerocallis Fulva | Ditch Lily, Orange Daylily (perennial) 56

Hemerocallis hybrida | Daylily Day Lillies, Day Lily (perennial)  28

Hibiscus syriacus | Rose of Sharon,  Shrub Althea (shrub) 33

Hosta | Hosta (perennial) 27

Heuchera sanguinea | Coralbells, Alumroot (perennial) 81

Hyacinthoides hispanica | Spanish Bluebells, Wood Hyacinths (bulb) 74

Hydrangea (shrub) 72

Hyacinthus orientalis | Hyacinth (bulb) 3

Impatiens balsamina | Garden Balsam, Rose Balsam, Touch-me-not, Spotted snapweed 68

Iris | Iris (rhizome) 18

Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei "Pocomoke' | Pocomoke Crapemyrtle | Crape Myrtle (bush) 40

Lamium maculatum | Spotted Dead Nettle (perennial) 46

Liatris pycnostachya, L. spicata | Prairie Blazing Star Liatris | Kansas Gayfeather (corm) 37

Lilium Asiatic hybrids (formerly Lilium asiatica) | Asiatic Lily (bulb) 57

Lilium Lancifolium | Tiger Lily (bulb) 31

Lirope | Monkey Grass, Liliturf, Spider Grass (perennial) 41

Lycoris Squamigera | Surprise Lily | Naked Lady, Resurrection Lily | Pink Flamingo | Hurricane Lily (bulb) 35

Malus domestica | Apple Tree (tree) 88

Melissa officinalis | Lemon Balm, Balm Mint (perennial) 99

Mentha | Mint (perennial) 101

Mertensia virginica | Virginia Bluebells (perennial) 86

Muscari armeniacum | Grape Hyacinth (bulb) 52

Pinellia Tripartita | Green Dragon, Dragon's Tail, Voodoo Lily (bulb) 97

Monarda | Bee Balm, Bergamot, Horse Mint, Oswego Tea (perennial) 90

Narcissus | Daffodils, Jonquil (bulb) 2

Narcissus telamonius plenus | Van Sion Daffodil (bulb) 87

Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low' | Catmint (perennial) 65

Nephrolepis exaltata 'Bostoniensis' | Boston Fern, Sword Fern (houseplant) 38

Oenothera macrocarpa (formerly O. missouriensis) | Missouri (Evening) Primrose, Night Candles (perennial) 49

Oenothera speciosa  | Pink Evening Primrose, Pinkladies, Showy Evening Primrose, Mexican Primrose (perennial) 22

Ornithogalum umbellatum | Star-of-Bethlehem, Grass Lily (bulb) 15

Packera obovata | Roundleaf groundsel, Squaw Weed, Roundleaf ragwort (perennial) 79

Paeonia | Peony (perennial) 23

Penstemon x mexicali ‘Pikes Peak Purple’ | Harebell, Bearded Tongue (perennial) 105

Phlox divaricata laphamii | Wild Sweet William, Woodland Phlox, Wild Blue Phlox (perennial) 12

Phlox paniculata | Tall Phlox, Garden Phlox, Summer Phlox (perennial) 43

Phlox Paniculata Peacock Cherry Red | Garden Phlox, Summer Phlox (perennial) 63

Phlox Subulata | Moss Phlox (perennial) 13

Polemonium reptan x yezoense 'Heaven Scent' | Jacob's Ladder (perennial) 102

Prunus x subhirtella 'Pendula Plena Rosea' | Double Weeping Higan Cherry (tree) 55

Pulmonaria 'Pretty in Pink' (Hybrid) | Lungwort, Jerusalem Sage, Mary's Tears, Our Lady's Milk Drops (perennial) 73

Puschkinia scilloides | Striped Squill (blub) 62

Ratibida pinnata | Grayhead Prairie Coneflower, Drooping Coneflower, Gray-headed Mexican Hat (perennieal) 91

Rudbeckia hirta | Black-eyed Susan (perennial) 32

Redbueckia laciniata | Cut-leaf Coneflowers  (perennial) 34

Rhododendron 'Rosebud' (Gable Hybrid) | Rosebud Azalea (bush) 21

Rosa hybrid 'Drift' (bush) 64

Rosa | Rose (bush) 17

Salvia farinacea | Salvia Sirius Blue Sage, Mealy Blue Sage, Mealycup Sage (perennial) 116

Salvia horminum 'Blue Monday' Sage (annual) 66

Salvia Nemorosa 'Balyriclu' PP22919, Lyrical Blues Salvia | Meadow Sage (perennial) 25

Salvia yangii ( previously Perovskia atriplicifolia) | Russian Sage (perennial) 26

Scilla Siberica | Blue Squill, Spring Beauty (bulb) 62

Sedum spectabile | Sedum (perennial) 44

Sidalcea malviflora | Prairie Mallow Sidalce, Dwarf Checkerbloom (perennial) 84

Silene Caroliniana | Wild Pink, Carolina campion, Sticky Catchfly (perennial) 11

Spiraea prunifolia | Bridal Wreath (bush) 4

Stokesia laevis 'Divinity' | Stoke's Aster (perennial) and other short Asters 76

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae | New England Aster | Michaelmas daisy (perennial) 71

Syringa pubescens subsp. patula 'Miss Kim' | Lilac Miss Kim, Manchurian lilac (shrub) 14

Tradescantia | Spiderwort, Trinity Flower (perennial) 51

Tulipa gesneriana | Tulip (bulb) 8

Thymus x citriodorus | Lemon Thyme (perennial) 100

Verbena canadensis (syn. Glandularia canadensis) | Rose Verbenia, Rose Mock Vervain, Clump Verbenia (perennial) 50

Veronica | Speedwell, Bird's Eye, Gypsyweed (perennial) 92

Vinca minor | Vinca Vine, Lesser periwinkle, Running Myrtle (perennial) 5

Vitis vinifera | Grape Vines (perennial) 95

Wisteria frutescens | American Wisteria 'Amethyst Falls' (perennial) 53

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