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Probably not the best time to ask for some id's since it's mid-winter in New England but I just recently moved home while laid off and figured I would help out my parents by working on their backyard. I took some photos of what's left of the foliage, any help would be greatly appreciated. No worries if this just isn't possible, just figured I would give it a shot since I'm laid off and bored. Thanks!

Here's a link to the gallery of 19 images: Gallery

If you happen to know any of them if you could refer to the picture by a number 1-19 going from left to right, working down, that would be great.

 
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#15 is Pieris Japonica
 
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Julie Helms wrote:#15 is Pieris Japonica



That was quick! Thanks so much Julie!
 
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Damn, where are the EASY ONES ?

Numbers 2 and 5 should be a Thuja; I think you have a few identical one in there as well.
 
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Michael Radelut wrote:Damn, where are the EASY ONES ?

Numbers 2 and 5 should be a Thuja; I think you have a few identical one in there as well.



Haha sorry, maybe come spring it will be a bit easier. Figured I would try and get a jump on it as my girlfriend and I are working on our site analysis and assessment. Which do you think are identical? I just ran around frantically with the camera since it was so nice out.
 
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Ok, lets give this a shot. Most of these plants are flowering garden plants and evergreens. of which there are many varieties.

1 is a euonymus

2 & 5 are low growing junipers

3 is a hemlock

4, 8 & 9 ( and possibly 17) are rhododendrons

7 is a boxwood

11 is a geum

12 is probably a shasta daisy

13 18 & 19 are hydrangeas

16 is probably a sedum of sorts

I hope this helps a bit. Good luck.

 
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Kota McCoy wrote:Ok, lets give this a shot. Most of these plants are flowering garden plants and evergreens. of which there are many varieties.

1 is a euonymus

2 & 5 are low growing junipers

3 is a hemlock

4, 8 & 9 ( and possibly 17) are rhododendrons

7 is a boxwood

11 is a geum

12 is probably a shasta daisy

13 18 & 19 are hydrangeas

16 is probably a sedum of sorts

I hope this helps a bit. Good luck.



Yes this helps immensely, thanks so much!
 
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Some quick IDs -- at least a starting point for you to go look at examples and see if they match or not. Going left to right on the first row, then left to right across second row, and so on...

1 - Vinca? Looks bushier though, so it may be a species of Euonymous
2 - Juniper sp. (probably one of the creeping or prostrate varieities)
3 - Hemlock? or possibly yew?
4 - Laurel? (Actually a Rhododendron sp.)
5 - Juniper sp. again
6 - Very familiar... I will try to remember and let you know if I think of it
7 -Looks familiar but the name escapes me
8 - Lonicera? (honeysuckle) This is a vine, so I don't think it is a rhododendron at any rate, though it may resemble one.
9 - This reminds me of an avocado for some reason, but I am guessing it is merely a frost damaged Lonicera.
10 - This looks like an edible green of some sort with a basal rosette - will have to do more research, but from the state of decay, it is hard to be sure.
11- Geum (probably aleppicum or yellow avens)
12 - Possibly a chrysanthemum sp. -- there are so many, it would be hard to say which from this specimen.
13 - Some sort of deciduous shrub -- can't tell from the photo (could be another hydrangea, I suppose, but there is no tell-tale flower head to make it easy for ID like #19)
14 - some sort of ground cover plant - appears to be a trailing plant with soft stems
15 - No idea, but it looks tropical! (You're in Maine?!)
16 & 18 - Sedums, I am pretty sure. A popular variety is 'Autumn Joy' so that may be what you have.
17 - rhododendron again?
19 - Hydrangea

Some great places to look for plant identifications...

USDA Plant database http://plants.usda.gov/java/
Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center http://www.wildflower.org/
Plants for a Future http://www.pfaf.org/user/default.aspx

And you can always do a search for native plants of Maine for more specific information. Good luck!
 
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