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Balsam

It took a bit of time to identify these. They are Balsam, related to Impatients. We called them "Underflowers" until we identified them. They seemed happy when they were only leaves, then ecstatic once they bloomed. I love the way they dance in the sunshine.


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  1. Those are fabulous! Look at that color!

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  2. Pretty color, they remind me of the wild phlox I always see around here in late May.

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  3. It is a spring-like color. Speaking of wild plants, there were some "impostor weeds" growing around them in June-July. I pulled those, and there was something about the symmetry of the leaves on these that made me keep them so glad I did!

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