Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What are these?

So I'd like to plant a garden this year, but I have all these random plants that the previous owner had.  I'm not sure whether I should dig them up, throw them out, replant them or just wait to see what pops up.  If I wait, then that means gardening will have to wait until next year.  Not my first choice for sure..  Can anyone identify any of these??
 This is a red plant.. I don't know if you can tell by the picture.. kinda ugly don't you think?

This one seems like it could be pretty..

There are a million of these!

Is this a weed?  It has green leaves, with red trim and reddish stems... could it be strawberries?? Oh please Oh please!

This one has brownish red leaves with these spikey things in the middle with long stems.. ugly, but you never know!

(This picture is sideways)... buds of something..

If anyone could help me identify them, I'd appreciate it!!! Thanks


  1. Hi! I came by way of Jennifer's facebook page.

    Your first picture is of Peonies. Beautiful blooms, but you may want to stake or cage these. If they get to heavy or wind blown, they will droop over.

    Your second and third pics I want to say are a lily of some kind or an iris. I can't remember. I even have some in my garden. LOL

    Your fourth, I'm sorry to say, are not strawberries. They look like Black Eyed Susan.

    Your fifth is, I believe, Coral Bells.

    Your last picture is of Hyacinths.

    I hope this has helped you! They are all perennials and will have BEAUTIFUL flowers on them when they bloom!


  2. oh my gosh Laura.. Thank you so much! You are my favorite person in the whole world now! :) Do these transplant well? I would like to move them to a different location so that I could have a vegetable garden here. You are a garden guru!!

  3. Hi~

    LOL! I don't know about guru, but I do love to work in the garden. There is nothing like the feeling or the aroma of working in freshly tilled soil. There is just something magnificent about watching something emerge from the ground and bloom into such a beautiful flower! (I know...WEIRD! lol )

    Most perennials can be transplanted in the fall or spring, when the weather is not hot. Make sure that if you do transplant, to keep their roots covered so they don't dry out while you are digging their new home. Sometimes plants can go into shock and will look a little "droopy" or that they have died, but just give them some TLC and they should do just fine! Also, make sure you keep them watered and you may want to cover them if you have a night with a frost warning, just to be on the safe side.



    BTW, I'm still trying to find out what that one plant is!

  4. Hey, it's me again! :> )

    I know what those are in your second picture, they ARE day lilies. I thought they were some kind of lily. Now as to what color, I have no clue! lol

    Happy Gardening!