Saturday, August 23, 2008

Gardener's Companion.



Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
- South side of the house, very sunny most of the day.



Marigold (Calendula officinalis) - front bed under the lilac trees. West side of the house. Sunny most of the day.




Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus). All around the house. These things grow like weeds.




Black-Eyed Susan. Rudbeckia hirta
Neighbors' house down the street. These are in a sunny bed on the south side of their house.

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Dad: you will be getting seeds for all these as soon as the flower heads I collected are dried out enough. I know that you like to put your trust in blue, but trust me. None of these clash. (Nothing clashes in nature.)

2 comments:

Terry Williams said...

No, not always - I do like black eyed susans and others.

Be said...

I do too. I remember seeing tons of them in the drainage ditches all over the place in the South Towns. Daylilies, too.

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When I get my own place with space to garden someday, I want nothing but nice, native hardy stuff: black-eyed susans, daylilies, coneflowers, cosmos...not to mention the early blooming varieties (bleeding hearts, crocuses, tulips, pansies, etc) so I can have something most of the year. For winter, maybe some female holly and yews. Maybe bittersweet. Can you tell that I've put some thought into this? (snort)