Coin - Photo Hunt

 Coin - to invent a new word or expression, or to use one in a particular way for the first time

We often wonder who coined the names of our flowers. We call the pretty pink flower Bee Balm, but it has a bunch of other names too;  Beebalm, Bergamot, Firecracker Plant, Horsemint, Mountain Mint, Oswego Tea, we often wonder who came up with these names and why our Mommy knows them by one name while your Mommy may know them by another name.

This is called Milkweed and Butterfly Weed and there are a lot of different varieties. This is White Swamp Weed.
 
We are hoping to get more of the native varieties. ~ATCAD

11 comments:

  1. Don't worry. My mom never knows ANY names for ANY flowers. She always takes your mom's word for it. Our favorite flower name is firecracker and candy corn.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  2. MOL and BOL, we always thinks we should eat the candy corn, it's called candy after all.

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  3. They are all so pretty. Happy Saturday!

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  4. What fun..we have some weird names here for flowers too..so many that you do womder where they came from..we know that Hedge wattle is called kangaroo thorn because it is supposed to keep the roos away ..it doesn't..and the Kangaroo Paw..well mine got eaten..by the kangaroos...go figure :) we love all the flowers in your garden guys always so pretty! loves Fozziemum xxx

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  5. Very nice flowers. We have some milkweed for the monarch butterflies.

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  6. We have milkweed growing wild on our property. It is funny to look up and see how a plant got its names.

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  7. Some flowers have weird names in French too ! No matter the name, your flowers are beautiful ! Purrs

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  8. We think native flowers are a wonderful idea. They are hardy and important to insects and birds. Well, animals, too, but we don't want any furry things introoding ;-)

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  9. Hard to understand how all those pretty flowers could be named weeds:)

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  10. We just say Pretty at our house.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    Pee Ess - Watch for the announcement on Wednesday of new details of the 2016 Retreat!

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  11. i adore white flowers of any variety!

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