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Overland Park, KS
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2012
8:30 PM

Post #9137471

Hi! I'm new to Dave's Garden.
I garden in the Kansas City area.

What are your favorite flowers?
Mine are probably whatever is in bloom when I am asked, LOL!
However, I would have to say zinnias, coneflowers, and marigolds are favorites of mine.
Oldies but goodies!

I am really going through an annual phase right now.
I have perennials, and appreciate when they come back each year, but I also enjoy changing it up
and planting different annuals and having lots of color to play with!
Like painting with flowers...
suburban K.C., MO
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2012
9:23 PM

Post #9138901

Hi neighbor, welcome,
hmmm.. my favorite flower would probably be the Prickly-Pear flower. It is such a short-lived but solid color flower depending on which one you have. I had the regular one a few years ago and it bloomed this really nice yellow. There is just something cool about a cactus in flower! The Prickly-Pear that I have now is too small to flower I think. It grows every year since 2007 or so when I put it in this little Hawaiian Punch jug bottom, I am afraid to put it in a bigger pot, I think I'm going to get stuck and I don't want to ruin a pair of gloves either! I always wanted to see my Cholla flower purple also but it has never flowered, I'm still waiting.
The pic is my big, old Prickly-Pear from yesteryear.

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KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 27, 2012
5:26 PM

Post #9140945

My favorites are coneflowers, roses, coreoptis, zinnas, salvia and daisies. I like anything that is easy to grow. lol.


St. Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 5, 2012
11:22 AM

Post #9153297

Hello from St. Louis!! I enjoy plants that are somewhat unusal. Right now I am enjoying tending to my 3 rose trees. (I also have 2 rose bushes that I got a late start with.) I also found a Tibouchina at a local nursery, it has been really fun. My pride and joy is my Meyer Lemon Tree that was my Mother's Day gift this year. I also have a key lime tree. :)


Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 5, 2012
7:03 PM

Post #9153891

I've always been partial the daisies ,wildflowers most,and daylillies!!


Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 9, 2012
12:31 PM

Post #9158297

Hi everyone. I like the unusal as well and love tropicals. I have elephant ears, plumerias, gingers, all kinds of tropical stuff, but in the garden gosh that is hard, kind of like you Gardenblue, what ever is blooming, but I do love hostas also, not so much their blooms tho. Love iris in the spring and live up by the iris farm north of kansas city, bad combination...rofl. There is also a guy who sells daylilies in Lawson which is north of Kansas City.

Maybe you can post some pics of blooms you love.

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