Name the Flowers in My Backyard

It’s time for the Name the Flowers in My Backyard contest again – this time with a prize!  Back in April, I posted some pictures and put them through Picnik photo editing themes… however, I did not know the names of half of those flowers.  But thanks to you, those flowers were named!  🙂  And now new flowers have blossomed of which I have given the names of…

1) pretty purple one

2) orange pinwheels

3) white wonderland

4) humongous pink beauty – i love the right photo, i framed it to look like a heart! 🙂

5) burnt orange flower with tendril looking center

6) pink sunflower looking one!

I just learned a new term the other day, and that would be SOOC.  All of these photos are SOOC (Straight Out Of the Camera) with my Canon 50D + 28-135mm F 3.5/5.6 kit lens, no editing involved.  Part of me doesn’t have the time to edit them nor do I know how, I really need to take a class or look at some tutorials!  Well maybe I need to buy Lightroom or Photoshop first too…  Oh yea, I’m linking up my favorite shot to Sweet Shot Tuesdays, if you take photos for your blog, you should link up too for the blog world to see!

Sweet Shot Day

And lastly, the first person who names all of these flowers correctly will win a set of flower hairpins!

(I’ll verify the answers with my Dad since he’s the one who planted all of them so I’m hoping he knows the names.  Sorry Dad, you can’t enter!)

Pssst… don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a beautiful Olive Juice Photography print!  You have until tomorrow at 5PM CST.


  1. July 20, 2010 / 4:36 am

    I’m not gonna participate ’cause I don’t know plant names, I suck with this xD

    I knew that term some months ago ’cause I didn’t know it either.

    The pictures are great, btw.


  2. alely d. lee
    July 20, 2010 / 6:59 am

    those are great SOOC shots! i love flowers but i am really bad at knowing the names of them so i will have to wait for your dad. lol!

  3. July 20, 2010 / 8:35 am

    i LOVE your names for the flowers! My favorite has to be “humongous pink beauty”.

  4. July 20, 2010 / 8:40 am

    #1 might be a hibiscus
    #5 looks like a day lily

    That’s as far as I go with identification! HA!

  5. July 20, 2010 / 8:52 am

    Those are pretty awesome SOOC shots! Yea, soon you’ll pick up all these photog terms. I’m still learning plenty!

  6. July 20, 2010 / 9:12 am

    I can’t name the flowers…. I think one might be Echinacea. I just saw that at my friend Adrienne in Ohio’s blog recently or I wouldn’t know that either! : )

    Your pictures are very lovely.

  7. July 20, 2010 / 9:13 am

    Beautiful shots! I love flowers! What girl doesn’t? 🙂 I learned a new term too, thanks to you!

    I’m just going to give this a shot, but I’m probably not going to be right!

    1. A type of hibiscus… Hibiscus Clown perhaps
    2. The hardest one to figure out…. primrose?
    3. Daisy
    4. Morning Glory
    5. A type of Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora… a Corten?
    6. Coneflowers

  8. July 20, 2010 / 9:13 am

    i never edit my photos – but thats so cool to hear a term. i’ll throw that term around the next time im talking to photographers. hahaha. love it. and btw, great photos!!!!

  9. July 20, 2010 / 9:30 am

    Beautiful flowers! Love the Coneflowers and the Daisy’s.

  10. July 20, 2010 / 9:48 am

    I believe #6 is Echinacea plant? I was told that recently.

  11. July 20, 2010 / 10:57 am

    pretty purple – rose of sharon bush
    orange pinwheels – nasturtiums
    humongous pink beauty – hibiscus
    burnt orange flower with tendril looking center – daylily
    pink sunflower looking one – echinacea

    woo! all but number 3.

  12. July 20, 2010 / 11:09 am

    I admit it … I’m way too late to name the flowers, but I DO appreicate them! Great pictures 🙂

  13. July 20, 2010 / 11:22 am

    Well I’m not even going to attempt playing the game. But the flowers are beautiful and I love the SOOC. They look awesome w/o editing.

  14. July 20, 2010 / 11:30 am

    They look great SOOC! I love taking pictures of flowers too, it is also fun to edit them and add textures to them. I highly recommend trying it! 🙂

  15. July 20, 2010 / 11:32 am

    your flowers are soooo very pretty. i don’t really have any flower knowledge, heh. but love all your photos 🙂

    ps: i don’t know if it’s just my computer but there are some strange characters appearing in your posts and in the titles. i will try your blog on a different computer to see if it’s just mine..?

  16. July 20, 2010 / 11:38 am

    wow – looks like you have a beautiful garden just from looking at these samplings! I’m jealous, between the rabbits and the snails I”m having trouble keeping blooms on my plants.

  17. July 20, 2010 / 12:03 pm

    LOL, these are all so common and pretty I really should know them all, but I don’t!!

    Wishing you a beautiful day, sweetie!

  18. July 20, 2010 / 12:27 pm

    such a colorful floral garden you have!! i only know the first one since i have it tattooed! hibiscus or rose of sharon. 🙂

  19. July 20, 2010 / 4:22 pm

    Hey they don’t need any editing, they are all AWESOME!

  20. July 20, 2010 / 6:55 pm

    sandy, you are so totally cute. i SO wish we lived closer together! i have a feeling we would be great friends 🙂

  21. July 20, 2010 / 11:03 pm

    how fun! ok-here goes.
    1. hibiscus
    4.giant mallow hibiscus lilly

  22. July 21, 2010 / 1:19 am

    these are gorgeous photos! can’t believe they’re sooc! you don’t even need to post process…you just have raw talent. i wish i had taken a closer look at your beautiful flowers when we were there!!

  23. July 21, 2010 / 7:07 am

    I am not a green thumb at all but can appreciate the beauty and colors of nature. I never know what the orange ones were called – they’re so cheerful.

  24. July 21, 2010 / 8:19 am

    oh fun~
    1.rose of sharon
    2.nasturtium…these are edible!
    5.daylily. sorry. i don’t know which cultivar.
    but it is beatiful!!
    6.purple coneflower (echinacea)

    beautiful flowers.

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