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rjlittlefield
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:27 pm    Post subject: Golden Veronica Reply with quote

A small plant, growing in my garden. There's no label, but I be willing to bet on Veronica repens "Sunshine" (Golden Creeping Speedwell).



Here's a closer crop. Flower width 9 mm.



Yes, this really is the color of the stuff. Veronicas usually have blue flowers and green leaves. I'm tempted to say "It's amazing what you can get to grow with enough tender loving care." But in fact, this plant seems to do just fine even against fair to middling competition. How that works, I have no idea. Confused It spends half its life dormant, and the other half looking on the edge of death, but every year the patch is a little bigger. Something to take inspiration from, perhaps? Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah, this Veronica...I thought, well, er...never mind Think Yes, quite lovely indeed. Very Happy I have never noticed any around here, though I never looked because I never knew they existed until now that is. Are they native only to your neck of the woods Rik or can they be found elsewhere? Inquiring minds want to know. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well they sure have a nice shade of yellow to them. Nicely done.
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rjlittlefield
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken Ramos wrote:
Are they native only to your neck of the woods Rik or can they be found elsewhere?

Native? Oh, heavens no! I don't know if they're native to anywhere. I suspect a greenhouse sport. Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

salden wrote:
Well they sure have a nice shade of yellow to them. Nicely done.

Thanks, Sue! I thought it was a pretty interesting little interplay of textures and colors.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, a beautiful yellow, mixes well with the browns of the leaf litter.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No wonder why it was called golden! Very Happy
Although golden color is predominant or in spite of this ( Think ), many other colors and details are showing brilliantly!
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