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I have been hanging around the garden all summer and I have stumbled onto something kind of weird.

I have noticed that many of the plants have animal names. Do we inspire them? Are they jealous of us? I don't know. 

Here are a few that I have found.

Lamb's Ears
Tiger Lily


Fox gloves
Bee balm


Strange, don't you think?

The last one is rather frightening. I think this is the real deal,  not just a namesake.

Tick seed

Yes, this is where those gross ticks come from.  

The PM thinks I am foolish but I think she knows the truth. If they were just a harmless, pretty flower why does she go out everyday to deadhead  them?

Something strange is going on.

18 comments:

Tracey and Huffle said...

Flowers are weird! But have you felt how soft those lambs ears are? They are very nice to rub your face against!

Huffle Mawson

Parker said...

I agree with Huffle, sometimes Mommy brings in a Lamb's Ear leaf for us to rub up against!

Spooky said...

Oooh, creepy. Perhaps it's good after all that I'm just an indoor cat.

Furkidsmom said...

Those are purrty flower pictures! We've never felt lambs ear, but it sure sounds soft.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Tybalt said...

I think flowers are just jealous . . .

jenianddean said...

Those are some pretty flowers. We have foxgloves and lilies in our yard too, but so far no foxes have shown up looking for their gloves.
--Jasper

Junior said...

Ooooooo..we especially like the fox ones! It is funny that so many of them have animal names.

Daisy said...

Yikes! I think you had better stay far, far away from the tick plant. Just in case.

Kellykat said...

Even though they have funny names they are purrrty!
-Stryder, Scotchy & Sugar

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Nature imitating Art, that's what it is! Mom loves Tiger Lily and Fox Glove!

The Furry Kids said...

Those are all very pretty flowers. Well, except for the tick one. Ew!

Happy Tuxie Tuesday!

Sweet Praline said...

I think the plants are named in the honor of the animals. I love all of the pretty flowers, but I am a little hesitant to get near the "tick" flower.

Mickey said...

That is an interesting fact!! Just loke CATnip :o
I am not too sure about Tick seed, it might be dangerous,hiding behind a pretty face!Hmmmmmmmmmmm!
Thanks for checking this out :)
(((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))
Purrs Mickey

theysaywordscanbleed said...

what a gorgeous cat!

arlene,
Federal Way florist

Lux said...

I never thought of that before, but you're right!

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

Definitely somthing to worry about. Those plants need CAT names!

The Cat Realm said...

Thank you for pointing this out! I never thought about it - it does seem a bit weird....
Mrs. OZ

Ana said...

I love this picture of the tiger lilly. It's amazing!

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