Daisies: Shasta + Black Eyed Susan
The daisies are back! Daisies are easy to grow with barely any maintenance at all. I started my first year with a box mix of sunny wild flower seeds that I picked up for $1 from Walgreens. They’ve come back every season. By the third season, I now have three large, hardy perennial white shasta plants, and 2 varieties of yellow daisies that self seed, and scatter single daisies all over the place. I have TONS of daisies! and they’re super easy to take care of. What a gift. Probably the best value my garden has seen yet.
so exciting, they’re beginning to bloom! the photo below was taken June 23rd, 2009…
here, below is an early black eyed susan.
and just 3 days later, the shasta daisies are open! They’re so pretty and gaining attention, two of my neighbors noticed and want some! Should be easy to separate and share next spring.
Daisies make awesome cut flower bouquet arrangements. Though I was fumbling putting this together, the big beautiful flowers are hard to ruin. I’ll keep practicing!
A closer shot so you can see just how pretty they are.
A search on PlantFiles shows me that the ‘susans’ with brown centers are called Rudbeckia Sonora, or Gloriosa. These are also considered perennial, but the original plants only last one or two seasons. They self seed profusely, so you’re sure to have many more. They tend to scatter all over, but they tolerate being moved in early spring. There are so many of them, I just keep what I want and plant around them.
A few days after being cut, those little yellow things sprouted in the center. I think they’re stamen. You can see in earlier photos, they weren’t there before.
One last shot, cuz I like it…
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