Mysterious Glowing Objects Reported in Movie Master’s Garden

Oriental Poppy (click to view full size)
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The Sudden Appearance

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OFFICER: “Well ma’am can you give me some indication of the time of the explosion? Looking at the area affected here that must have been one heck of a blast"


MOVIE MASTER: “That’s the strange thing about it, I never heard anything. I think it all started under the cover of darkness because when I got up this morning and opened the door I was greeted by the orange and yellow glow. It was so vivid that I had to cover my eyes and just within a few hours the glowing started to spread”

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OFFICER: “This certainly seems to be spreading at an alarming rate, but the biggest problem here (and I shall have to put my sunglasses on) seems to be the incredible brightness they are radiating. We may need to put out a warning to passers by. Now, because we have received two reports at the station of a mysterious glow and two possible UFO sightings coming from this direction, I will have to make a report. I am going to have to take some information from you”

MOVIE MASTER: “Yes, Officer”

OFFICER: “Now, these little beauties seem to be one of the biggest culprits. Do you have any idea what they are and where they came from?”

MOVIE MASTER: “These are called Nasturtiums. All I did was plant four little seeds in a pot!”

Nasturtium

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OFFICER: “How long will they last?”

MOVIE MASTER: “They will be flowering for at least three months and during that time they will attract aphids, which hopefully means that they will stay away from my tomatoes, peppers, and lettuce plants. Cabbage White Butterflies like their large leaves and I hope this will act as a diversion from my cabbages. Nasturtium flowers and leaves are edible, especially delicious in salads and soups”

OFFICER: “Well, that certainly seems harmless enough, but I do require information on everything glowing for my report. I don’t know anything about flowers, so perhaps you can describe what we see. I suggest we wear our sunglasses and proceed with caution”

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A FULL INVESTIGATION BEGINS...

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Nemesia

An ideal bedding plant for tubs and containers, Nemesia is a beautiful, small and dainty flower that comes in many different colours including yellow, orange, brown, pink, red, and lavender-blue.

Seeds can be sown outdoors after the last frost and they thrive in full sun throughout the summer. Often, a later bloom will continue until the Autumn.

Nemesias grow from 1 to 2 feet tall and like to be in well-drained soil.


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Inula

An attractive hardy, herbaceous perennial, the Inula produces golden yellow flowers all through the summer.

Inulas vary greatly in size, from just a few centimeters tall to enormous perennials over three meters tall!

They like a well drained and sunny site.

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Begonia

The Begonia is another bedding plant that is ideal for containers. The trailing variety is ideal for hanging baskets. An easy plant to grow from tubers, the begonia really is a garden treasure.

Begonias enjoy lots of tender loving care, and need to have their dead flowers, stems and leaves removed to promote new growth.

Store the dry tuber at the end of the season in a dry place to flower again the following year.

There are over 1500 known species of begonias.


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Coreopsis ‘Zagreb’

Also known as ‘Tickseed’, the Coreopsis "Zagreb" is a perennial plant that has golden-yellow daisy like flowers, lasting from May to September.

Trim them back after flowering, for an abundance of flowers the following year.

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Lily - "Lilium Bulbiferum" (click to view full size)
Lily - "Lilium Bulbiferum" (click to view full size) | Source

Lilium Bulbiferum

There are different varieties of Lily for just about every country and climate. Lillies grow from bulbs and there are approximately 110 species.

They have beautiful large fragrant petals and six tepals, and come in a range of colours including white, yellow, orange, pink, red and purple.

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Oriental Poppy (click to view full size)
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Oriental Poppy

These delicate flowers are very brightly coloured. Oriental Poppies bloom in May and June each year, the plants grow upto 3 feet tall.

Oriental Poppies thrive in the sun or light shade and in well-drained soil.

But, I have no explanation for this particular little beauty. It just turned up one day and decided to make my garden her home.

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Kniphofia ‘Royal Castle’

Also known as the Red Hot Poker, these are stunning yellow-orange rocket shaped flowers with grey-green foliage.

They are native to Africa and there are over 70 varieties.

Red Hot pokers make a beautiful display in the garden. Their bold flowers make a lasting impression but they do require plenty of water to last well. A weekly fertilizer is also recommended.

Kniphofia grow very well in rich soil and enjoy full sun or partial shade.

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Hypericum Calycinum

Also known as St Johns Wort it has long been used in herbalism and treatment for depression.

It is perfect for hedging or a colourful boundary and explodes into flower from May to August.

The hypericum requires very little maintenance to thrive, and even flourishes well in the shade.

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Viola

The Viola is such a versatile and independent flower in the pansy family, which is grown from seed.

Ideal for tubs, containers and borders, the Viola is very low maintenance; with a little watering and dead-heading it will flower all summer.



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OFFICER: “Well, I don’t think there is any immediate danger. Thank you for your detailed statement, Movie Master. I think this may have been an over-reaction by the general public, but can I suggest that perhaps next year you might plant a few more red, pink and blue flowers… just to dim the glow a bit!”

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Comments 36 comments

Memories1932 5 years ago

What a clever hub. Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous. I really enjoyed this one. Have a wonderful day and take care.


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NotTooTall 5 years ago from The Land of Pleasant Living

Hi Movie Master,

Very nice Hub ~ love your flowers ~ bright and cheery!

Yellow is such a vibrant, happy color. :)

N T T


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timorous 5 years ago from Me to You

Oooh...ahhhh. You've done it again Movie Master, and so cleverly. These bright flowers provide the sunshine, with or without sun. They also glow if the overcast conditions are just right. Beautiful pictures, my dear. I like the layout as well.


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sofs 5 years ago

Brilliant.. especially the begonias (I am partial to them), the Hypericum Calycinum and the Nemesia. I can only agree with Tim your flowers put that sun in the shade :) Keep them coming :)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Memories, you're a welcome visitor to my garden, it's been a pleasure sharing my flowers with you:-) glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you so much for your comments, have a super day!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi NTT, I agree yellow is such a vibrant and happy colour, although I may have just overdone it a bit this year :-) thank you for dropping by, I really appreciate your comments.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Tim, 'Glowing' praise indeed thank you!!!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Sofs, it's great to see you here in my garden today, Begonias are one of my favourites as well, I ended up with 3 containers of Nasturtiums, when I opened the door they really were quite dazzling!!! take care and see you soon:-)


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Oh how i would love to have the Red Hot Poker plant, i've never seen one before. All the flowers are beautiful and the story plot is unique and cute. Thank you.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Oh what fun. You were so creative and clever with this. And those photos are amazing. Voted up-up-and away!


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

What a grand excursion through your beautiful garden. Even came with an official escort. Glad I stopped by. UP/beautiful/interesting


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi always, The Red Hot Poker plant is a beauty I agree, it's the first time I've grown them this year, such a striking plant they really stand out! Thank you so much for visiting, your comments mean a great deal to me. Take care.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Hyphenbird, it's lovely to see you here today, thank you as always for your support and lovely comments, I hope you have a beautiful day:-)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi mck, good to see you and glad you enjoyed the tour, couldn't help but notice you hovering over there by my lillies so got some here for you to take, thought the customers over at the cafe might enjoy:-)


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom

hey very nice info and beautiful flowers.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi carrie, thanks for dropping by and it's nice to meet you, glad you liked the info and enjoyed the glow of my flowers:-)


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sweetie1 5 years ago from India

Very beautiful flowers and info too.. liked your hub


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi sweetie, I'm glad you liked the hub and enjoyed my flowers, I loved sharing them, take care and have a great day:-)


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Good morning Movie Master, your lilies are on display at the cafe. Very nice touch this morning.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Good morning mck, it's a beautiful morning and it's lovely to see you, excellent I hope everyone in the cafe enjoys them, enjoy your day!


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Charlu 5 years ago from Florida

Awesome hub with a great twist on very beautiful flowers. I had to vote twice because I couldn't make up my mind. All the ups and it was to funny. Thanks for sharing and making reading so enjoyable.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

What a Beautiful Flower the Nemesia is...well for that matter all the flowers in your Hub are Georgious! And the Information on each one is Fabulous as are all the pictures. Voted UP, my friend!


Sueswan 5 years ago

Loved this hub Moviemaster.

The oriental poppy is breathtakingly beautiful.

Take Care and have a glowing day. :-)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Charlu, How lovely to see you and read your comments, you have brightened up my day, thank you so much it really means a great deal to me, I hope your day is bright and wonderful!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi B. Malin, I love the Nemesia too, the colour is so vivid for such a delicate flower, thank you for your very complimentary comments, I really appreciate them and your visit:-) take care and have a lovely day


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Sueswan, 'Glowing' comments indeed thank you!! the colour of this oriental poppy was so vivid, I'm convinced it was glowing:-) glad you enjoyed my hub, thank you for visiting take care and see you soon.


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Bud Gallant 5 years ago from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Very entertaining hub. This is so creative. It was a pleasure to read, and your flowers do look radiant. You have much to be proud of! Great work with this. Beautiful photographs and very interesting and informative hub with much character.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Bud, it's good to see you, glad you enjoyed the hub and my flowers I enjoyed sharing them with you.

Thank you for dropping by and leaving your wonderful complimentary comments, you've got me 'glowing' with pride.


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Hi Movie Master, I wish I could visit your garden and experience all the beautiful bright colours of these amazing flowers!

We don't get a great abundance of colorful flowers here in Calgary so I'll have to drop by to your "hub gardens" more often and just imagine that I'm there.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Cloverleaf, it's always good to see you and you are welcome to be a regular visitor to my "hub gardens"

Glad you enjoyed your visit, take care and see you soon.x


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stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Flowers are beautiful, and you have quite a collection of them. Lovely hub, and fantastic photographs. God Bless You, And Happy Holidays.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Stars, thank you for visiting my garden and your lovely comments, Happy Holidays to you and your family too, best wishes MM


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SanneL 4 years ago from Sweden

Oh, what a beautiful garden you have Lesley! I can't wait for the spring to arrive. I always loved the yellow and orange colored blooms. They bring sunny and joyful feelings to me. I can't make a choice. . .they are all so beautiful! Rated up and sharing this wonderful hub!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello SanneL, I didn't realise at the time how much orange and yellow I had planted! every time I walked into the garden I was dazzled:-)

Many thanks for your lovely comments and votes, they are much appreciated, best wishes Lesley


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

Cute idea for a hub! I obviously missed this list of flowers early on, but am glad I found it just in time for this spring's plantings. Right now my purples are popping--wisteria and phlox. Your photos have me wanting to rush into the yellow season! :) Am starting some sunflowers indoors in high hopes that I can keep the squirrels away from them this summer.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi RTalloni, you have wisteria - I am so envious!

Somehow I went over the top with the yellow's last year! but I really enjoyed the nasturiums they were lovely. I hope your sunflowers survive the squirrels!

Thank you for visiting and your comments, take care and best wishes Lesley

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