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Old 06-30-2013, 08:40 PM
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The Plant Parade: A Forum Project - JULY 2013

WELCOME TO JULY'S PLANT PARADE!
This month we will be studying the oft-forgotten, much-aligned, cursed and condemned lowly WEED and their varied strange but beautiful botanical forms and flowers!

These are all my photographs of wildflowery weeds growing here in west Texas with exception of pink wild sweetpeas in New Mexico. I do not know their correct names but some may be familiar to you. Feel free to add your own local natives to the lineup here the more the merrier

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· Reveal date: On or after the 25th July!
· Use any medium to get these weeds ready for the reveal date!
· Design the creation by making it personally yours in your own style!
· Share your discoveries and setbacks, but do not show your work till 25th!


Wild sunflowers


We call these blueweeds


Another set of blueweed blooms


Wild pink colored weeds


Yellow primrose flowers


Another set of primrose


Pink wildflowers


Yellow weed flowers


White flowering weeds


Mexican redhats


Daisy style weeds


More daisy looking flowers


Pale green flowery weed
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Some more:


Round red tops


Wild prickly poppies


Wild fuchsia pink sweetpeas


Tiny white flowery weed


Golden yellow weed flower

HAVE FUN FOLKS!!!
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Re: The Plant Parade: A Forum Project - JULY 2013

Kay, so the lowly roadside weed is getting its time in the spotlight!! Sounds fitting!! They do have to grow in the hot, hot sun. . .guess that could be the spotlight!! I'm in!! Should be an adventure to see what else is out there for the 'picking'!!

Thanks for hosting!!

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Re: The Plant Parade: A Forum Project - JULY 2013

This looks really interesting. What wonderful weeds you have in your part of the world! I'll definitely have a try at one of them. Thanks for Hosting Kay.
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Re: The Plant Parade: A Forum Project - JULY 2013

Nice selection Kay.
My husband often laughs at me when I stop and photograph what he calls weeds, and I call roadside wild flowers
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Re: The Plant Parade: A Forum Project - JULY 2013

Oh Wow, what a feast.. I cant make up my mind!!!!

Kay envy you all your weeds, so beautiful...Thanks for jumping in and hosting for this month.
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Re: The Plant Parade: A Forum Project - JULY 2013

A good selection to choose from. I would like to take part this month.
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Re: The Plant Parade: A Forum Project - JULY 2013

I'm glad everyone's excited. We have had a little rain so more species should be popping up soon. Welcome to the forum and to WC, tuscanny, so happy to have you join us.
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Re: The Plant Parade: A Forum Project - JULY 2013

Wow, Kay, I want to move to Texas! So many of these "weeds" look like the perennials I try to coax along in my garden during my 10-week summer!

I would like to take part this month, if I don't become too bogged down in "life".

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Re: The Plant Parade: A Forum Project - JULY 2013

Kay, a wonderful selection of the lovely blooms

here's some wild ones from the side of my driveway


Indian paintbrush


small yellow flowers


daisy
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Re: The Plant Parade: A Forum Project - JULY 2013

Funny thing Kay, on my walk on Saturday I looked at all the lovely weeds/verge wild flowers and thought what a nice PP they'd make ...... so will take camera with me and photo them for this!
Love to see how they vary in different countries ...... thank you for promoting the humble weed - a flower in the 'wrong' place!
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Re: The Plant Parade: A Forum Project - JULY 2013

I've got a few wildflower photos everyone is free to use. If you would like a larger one, pm me.

Please correct me if I get the names wrong.
Coreopsis


Rudbeckia or Black-eyed Susan


Wildflowers in the field next to my house




Wildflowers in the ditch out by the mailbox:
I think this one is a wild geranium of some sort.


Wild phlox




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Re: The Plant Parade: A Forum Project - JULY 2013

LOL....I recognize several of those from my garden, and I don't think of them as weeds. I guess, then, that anything that becomes invasive can be considered a weed. Or for that matter, anything that decides to grow someplace other than where you plant it. Hmmmm.....looks like an anything goes month. My neighbours grow ferns, goutweed and lily of the valley, all of which I consider to be weeds if they cross the property line....which they have a very bad habit of doing! I'm going to have to think about this, but hopefully I'll come up with something. Ditch lilies should count, right?

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Re: The Plant Parade: A Forum Project - JULY 2013

This is awesome! I have been thinking about doing a weeds with bees (or insects) series for quite some time, so here's the opportunity
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Re: The Plant Parade: A Forum Project - JULY 2013

Great selection of pretty weeds/wildflowers!
Kay, what about the Texas Bluebonnet? Is this also classified as a weed or wildflower? Could I paint those? thanks, Adele
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