- n. Plural form of verbena.
“There is music and folk dancing, as well as verbenas - the night time dances that are held in the town plaza.”
“That said, the garden is always being worked on – the trailing fuchsia has just been replaced and newcomers include verbenas, thistles and delphiniums.”
“In dune areas, anchoring shrubs such as Havard shin oak, fourwing saltbush, and yucca stabilize the dune sand for herbaceous grasses and forbs such as sand verbenas, sunflowers, fringed sagewort, and hoary rosemary-mint.”
“I expected to see coneflowers and verbenas, but seriously, hellebores and pansies in mid-July?”
“Popping verbenas, zinnias, milkweed, and a myriad of other plants into the ground when Janet confided in me.”
“Everything that could still bloom did—impatiens, begonias, pansies, fuchsias, dahlias, primroses, verbenas, and the last of the roses, their heads full-blown on skeletal stems.”
“The largest was a regular hothouse bouquet, of tea-rosebuds, scentless heath, and smilax; the second was just a handful of sweet-peas and mignonette, with a few cheerful pansies, and one fragrant little rose in the middle; the third, a small posy of scarlet verbenas, white feverfew, and green leaves.”
“A dozen varieties of cactus, portulaccas, geraniums, petunias, verbenas, scattered over the prairie, morning-glories and sunflowers in the arroyos and along the creeks, and many a flower nameless to the general, abounded.”
“It illumined flame-colored verbenas, and tall columns of pink and snowy phloxes, and hedges of August roses, making them radiant as the flowers of a dream.”
“Almost every day will occasion some new operation to be carried out, and all plants having a naturally rambling habit, such as petunias and verbenas, must be strictly kept within bounds by being pegged down.”
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