F - Fabulous Flowers

 

 Feverfew

A perennial with dainty little daisy-like flowers.  There are varieties that are fussier, or solid yellow too.  I grow it for the flowers, but others use it medicinally (check with your doctor first, any herbs can have interactions with medications).  It can be almost invasive and needs to be divided every few years.

Fivespot 

A tiny little annual flower that grew from my seed mix and has reseeded to bloom now.

 

Forsythia 

I was happy to find several forsythia shrubs in my yard when I moved in.  They hadn't been cared for, so are straggly and over-grown.  They still need a lot of work even after nearly 10 years.

Four O'Clocks 

These can be perennial, but I treat them an annual and pull them out at the end of the season.  Actually, I pull them a lot out sooner than that, as they get big!  So pretty though.  Mine bloom twice a day, morning and evening.  Bees love them, especially the big fat  "nectar robber" bees that chew a hole in the thin part at the back of the flower to get to the nectar. 

 
Flax, Scarlet 

Scarlet flax is an annual, and mine was another from a seed mix.

Flax, Blue

Blue flax is a perennial.  It may come back, but I also bought more seeds to have more. It's a very pretty color and the flowers bob on top of tall thin stems.

Firecracker Plant

Not hardy in my area, I bought it at the local high school FFA plant sale.

 
Fuchsia 
 
Not at all hardy in my zone, I bought a small one just for summer color.  My mother had many hanging baskets full of fuchsias, in a zone just a little bit warmer. That "little bit" makes a big difference.

Forget-me-not, Chinese 

There are perennial forget-me-not in a different family, but these are annuals.  Super easy to grow, and they self-seed like crazy.  That's Pinky being naughty on the left! (Really Pinky #2, they only last one season, I'm due for Pinky #3 soon. Dollar Tree)

F was Fun, G will be Great!

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  1. They are all so gorgeous and we even got a bonus pink flamingo! Fuchsias are one of my all time favorite flowers. :)

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    1. How could I have missed F for Flamingo!

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  2. I love forsythia when it's blooming everywhere, just at the end of Winter and beginning of Spring. Pretty Flax flower, love the blue ones! Love fuchsias too, but they don't like me ;) I guess I have not this zone just a little bit warmer ;))
    Quilting Patchwork & Appliqué

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    1. Forsythia is so pretty right now. Otherwise it's not much of a pretty landscape plant. Maybe when the neighbor fixes the fence behind mine I'll replace it. Same with the flowering quince (which could have been an F, but I saved it for Q), pretty now, otherwise ugly and thorny.

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  3. The fuchsia is very successful where I live (Australia NSW coast). They have grown very large and spindly however and I will need to chop them back. If the weather is too dry they expire but we have had heaps of rain this year.

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    1. Yes, they like it moister. My mother's were always being watered, and were in near total shade.

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  4. Another good batch of pretties!

    My "F" song:
    http://tao-talk.com/2021/04/07/a2z-2021-jethro-tull-songs-day-6-family-back-to-the-from-stand-up-1969/

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    1. Thank you. "Pretties" is one of the hashtags I use for flowers!

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  5. I have taken feverfew. It doesn't do much for me.

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    1. I don't use any of my herbs medicinally. Just cooking, or to be pretty. Even some just to have as something unusual.

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  6. These are such pretty flowers Lisa. Feverfew is such a dainty name.

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    1. Thank you. Its name tells you what some use it for!

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  7. I love flowers! Such a cheery post. Sadly, where I live has a brief growing season for the dainty flowers. I'm trying two new ones from seeds for my fairy garden - Great blue lobelia and evening star. We shall see if my fairies will have any flowers :-)

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  8. Short seasons are hard for a lot of annuals. The two you mention sound great, and being perennial should do well for you.

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