02 August 2011

A Rose By Any Other Name...

Posted by Happy Homemaker UK


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Some common names in the garden
are different between England and the US
Here are a few

Rowan Tree (Mountain Ash)
Persian Acacia Tree (Mimosa)
Nigella (Love-In-A-Mist)
Cow Parsley (Queen Anne's Lace)
Eggs and Bacon (Toadflax)
Busy Lizzie (Impatiens)
Ragged Robin (a type of Lychnis)

Isn't that delightful?  

 

20 comments:

Ellie said...

Really lovely picture. Looks very English countryside. I didn't know some of those translations between English and American. Just goes to show you learn something new everyday. Lol

American in Bath said...

It took me ages and ages to figure out the busy-lizzy/impatiens thing. I thought there were two kinds of flowers I really liked. I may need to pay closer attention.

Jen of Country Weekend said...

What fun--thanks for sharing this!

Nieves R said...

Lovely names and wonderful the photographs you always include in your posts, I love them all!

Simple Daisy said...

That image is just so very cute!!!!!

Please Do Not Feed The Animals. said...

I love the common names for plants too - reminds me of my Grandma, I think.
If I had had a daughter she would have been called Rowan.
Lou.

canterburyorbust said...

I have just discovered your blog and am enjoying it immensely! I have recently moved to Kent for a year with my family, and it's great to read about your experiences and perspectives as we're becoming more familiar with UK culture and peculiarities. Thanks!
-Holly

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Most certainly delightful! I LOVE that photo!!! LOVE IT!

Marilyn said...

Eggs and bacon? That's a good one! Thanks for sharing them with us.♥♫

the fishermans cottage said...

Toadflax?.. I never knew that :) x

the fishermans cottage said...

Oh, and I want one of those bikes! x

T's Daily Treasures said...

Delightful and confusing. Queen Anne's Lace is also called wild carrot and is considered noxious in Washington and Oregon. We saw tons of it last year in Ohio. I also read that in Europe, it is slightly toxic to cows and horses so it is interesting it would be called cow parsley. I hope the cows aren't eating it. :/ Always interesting learning something new. Have a great day! Tammy

Pet said...

Eggs and Bacon! The English are funny. Or are the Americans the funny ones? :-)

Mandi @ Southern Gnome said...

That is very interesting. I had no idea.

lisaroyhandbags said...

So cute! Eggs and bacon sounds a lot better than toadflax! :)

Butterbean Row said...

Cow parsley for Queen Anne's Lace? Seems like it should be opposite. LOL Thanks for the lesson.

designchic said...

Love this image and thanks for the lesson. Happy Friday!!

sarah-jane down the lane said...

I like it that a jumper is a sweater and don't even get me started on the trouser/pant thing!

Sarah x

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I am now going to confuse you even more as here in Italy the Mimosa is the yellow tree that flowers in March and Persian Acacia is the tree with pink feathery flowers that does not bloom until July!!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I love the way different words have sprung up between England and America. I still can't get used to saying Faucet for tap if I comment on someone's blog. It just sounds so wrong to my English ear!!

Sarahx