Naming Summer Garden Flowers

 In this science article we look at different types of garden; we also learn to identify and name ten different common flowers that we see in English gardens in the summer months.

  • What kind of garden do you like?

An untidy garden with no flowers?

an untidy garden with no flowers

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A garden with no flowers but where you can play on a trampoline?

lawned garden with trampoline and no flowers

 A garden with beautiful tall flowers?

Jekyll Manor House Border showing a plethora of tall flowers

A small cottage garden?

cottage garden in brittany illustrating different sizes of garden

A big garden with lots of small plants?

Fuli Town in Tawian showing large numbers of flowers in a garden

A garden with lots of trees, a lake but no flowers?

a strolling japanese garden with a lake and plenty of trees

A big garden with a mixture of trees and flowers?

Butchart gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, showing a mixture of plants and trees.

Making gardens more beautiful

People enjoy making their gardens colorful by planting pretty flowers.

  • The ‘trampoline garden’ has suddenly grown lots of flowers! What do you think of the garden now?! Is it looking better?!

garden with trampoline showing improvements!

Why do we learn the names of flowers?

Looking at garden flowers can be a lot of fun. You can admire the beauty of nature. Gardens are more interesting if you know the names of some of the flowers that you see.

  • What are the people doing in this painting?

ÉdouardManet_--The_Monet_Family_in_Their_Garden_at_Argenteuil

Naming common flowers

We are now going to learn the names of some common summer flowers. You may know the names of some of these already!

  • Can you name any of these common flowers*? Answers are at the bottom of the page!

One

Pansy with black centre and orange petals surrounded by green leaves

Two

Forget-me-not (Myosotis sylvatica) flowers. Essex, England.

Three

Geranium_sanguineum

Four

 beautiful lavender field in Provence, France

Five

 Lilies, Hampton Court Flower Show, London

Six

Sunflowers in Fargo, North Dakota, USA.

Seven

beautiful purple foxglove on a stem with other green plants in the background

Eight

Rose Amber Flush is a yellow colour set against the background of green leaves

Nine

Busy Lizzies, white and red (Impatiens walleriana)

Ten

Amazing Fuschsia regia blossom hanging from a branch

Answers to names of flowers

1) pansies 2) forget-me-nots 3) geraniums 4) lavenders 5) lilies 6) sunflowers 7) foxgloves 8) roses 9) busy lizzies 10) fuschias

 

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