Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Stop! Is There a Fire?

So, here we are on letter S. Head over the Mrs. Nesbitt's site to see what she's posted and click on that same logo (the ABC Wednesday, Round 6) to see who else is posting.

"Where you see smoke, there's fire."

Haven't you heard that before?

It's not always true.

In the case of Geum triflorum Prairie Smoke,
we find an exception.

S? Absolutely! Sensational! Fond Sentiments to my Aunt MEA who gave me a piece of this native wildflower. Someone gave her a piece years and years ago, from the prairie!

Have a wonderful day.
It's mostly shady over here, but the front yard receives enough sunlight to grow this!! :-)


Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous, different flower! I've never seen it before! And your photos of it are terrific! Always love to learn about new plants and flowers! Love the color! Hope you have a great week -- well, what's left of it!


Rosemary said...

How unique , never seen this plant before. Love it. Will see if I can find it in Canada.

Gail said...

I totally fell fort these beauties at Chicago Spring Fling~ordered 5 and have 2 barely surviving~They prefer the prairie (and your garden where they look wonderful) to limestone and mud! gail

Hood Photo Blog said...

Very cool plant! And a great choice for "S" :)

Hood Photo Blog

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

So beautiful and interesting! They remind me of clematis seed heads. Great idea for an 'S' post! :)

Rinkly Rimes said...

What an unusual plant . It's very pretty too.

photowannabe said...

How delightful, clever and original. I haven't seen this type of flower before. Perfect for the letter S.

Roger Owen Green said...

sweet pictures. unaware of this item.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Tumblewords: said...

Spectacular, stunning flower. I've never seen it before. Impressive, indeed!!

Manang Kim said...

Wow what a unique and different flower. Amazing and thanks for sharing!

ABC Wednesday~S

sweet bay said...

Those are so beautiful, I've always wanted to try them..

Cameron said...


Seeing the photos of this geum makes me want it! I have been so tempted, but not sure it would like my zone/conditions here.

joey said...

Sensational, Shady!

The Garden Ms. S said...

Hi Shady, what a cute plant! (Reminds me of my hair after walking through the wind) :-)

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

I love prairie smoke! I took about 15 photos of mine and couldn't get the macro to focus on the smoke.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Sylvia, Thank you for your visit. I'm having a great week! Don't they speed by?

Hi Rosemary, I hope you can find it. If not, perhaps I could try to harvest some seeds for you??

Gail, Could it be the weather you're having, too? I'm sorry these aren't working for you... perhaps I could save YOU some seeds!! I need to show you photos of my Tennessee Cone Flowers - thanks to your seeds! :-)

Hood Photo - Thank you. and Thanks for your visit. :-)

Hi Rebecca ITG, They also remind me somewhat of pasque seed heads... fun!

Rinkly Rimes, Thanks for your visit. I love your name! :-)

I'm glad you could stop (and thanks for leaving a comment) by, Photowannabe!

Thanks, Roger. :-)

Tumblewords, Wouldn't you have loved to see the prairie at the time these would have been thriving? What a wonderful sight!

Manang Kim, Thank you for visiting, again. :-)

Sweet bay, I hope you are able to have the chance to try them. This is not a tall plant (at least, not here). I'd say 15 - 20" or so.

Hi Cameron, I've not done the research as to where it would grow... I hope you're able to try.

Hi Joey! Scintillating doesn't do it, right? ;-)

Hi Garden Ms. S - Or like my hair practically all the time? ha!

Hi Monica, I don't know why that happens sometimes. Please try again!! I'd like to compare.

Rose said...

I saw my first Prairie Smoke last year at Spring Fling and immediately fell in love with it. I'm still waiting to find one for my garden, though. It's such a beautiful wildflower with its wispy blooms. How neat that yours originally came from the prairie!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Rose, I'm going to watch these carefully to see if I can harvest some seeds. If I do, would you like me to send you a few?

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a neat flower, I love it!

Shady Gardener said...

Catherine, You would love it in real life, too! ;-)