What is nicer than a patch of daisies?
Actually this “daisy” is Rudbeckia fulgida Goldstrum.
I was just reminiscing about growing sunflowers and how they alway make me remember great hot summer days whenever I see a photo of one. I feel almost the same way about these flowers, except there’s a slight tinge of regret as well.
You see these flowers often bloom well into September and October, and while they are very pretty and add some color and life to the garden when other plants have stopped flowering, they always remind me that that a cold season will be upon us soon.
No matter how this flower makes me feel there’s no denying that I’m longing for spring and summer to hurry up and get here. I’ve had enough of winter and dull colors. I want to see the light greens of spring, and smell the scent of a spring shower.
What is it? 10 more days or so and it will be spring? I can’t wait!
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