I was looking for a daisy that would be as prolific around the yard as Black-Eyed Susans seem to be around here. [The birds have transplanted them, and I find them growing everywhere. Lucky I love them!] I thought how nice it would be to have bright "splashes" of white around the yard -- as much as the Black-Eyed Susan's golden yellow. It's only been one year -- so it's hard to tell if this Daisy will eventually become so at home here that we will have to "divide" to conquer. Here's hopin'.
In the meantime, here it comes, and the question remains.
Daisies -- Deadhead? or no? [I'll try to remember to take a picture for you when it's actually OPEN.]
I can't wait to see these Torch Lilies open. It's always fun to see the transformation they go through!
I'm not sure what these yellow flowers are. Anyone know? I'm pretty sure they snuck in the back door with other plants that were gifted to us. It's always a nice surprise to have things like this pop up in the yard!
And Hydrangeas! How I love them. Several years back, my dad shared a few plants with us. They grew, and we soon had lots of shoots to transplant around the yard. For some reason, they like our yard.
One time, a friend from church stopped by to drop off his daughter. He wondered aloud at our secret to having nice hydrangeas. I was embarrassed to tell him that we basically ignore them. I've mentioned before that our garden philosophy is "survival of the fittest." We don't baby anything too much. Initially, we put "grow through" plant support circles around each plant. That has been a tremendous help in supporting the plant. In the fall, we trim the plants back to 12-18 inches. That's it for the TLC around here.
This guy.... should have throat issues by now. He sang ALL. DAY. LONG. yesterday! And then, when I went out to take pictures, he perched on the neighbor's roof as if to say, "Yep. It was me. What're you going to do about it?" Have I ever mentioned that I have a "Birds" ringtone for my incoming texts? Yeah. It was a confusing day.