Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Afternoon Garden Club

It’s FAC time in The Art Garden! Grab your favorite beverage and pull up a chair. You didn’t really want to work this afternoon anyway, did you? Leave a comment to join the garden party.

Today’s topic:

What's in a name? Evergreen candytuft, Iberis sempervirens, is featured in today's photo. Evergreen, yes. But candytuft? Where did that name come from, and why? Do you have a favorite plant name? Which is the oddest? Which is the most fun to say? Which is the most descriptive?


Les said...

My favorite botanical name to say is Liquidambar styraciflua.

Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

Fun to say, and a beautiful tree as well. Wish we could grow them here, too! Thanks for stopping by, Les.