Shasta Daisy flowers provide wonderful summer blooms. The plant offers the traditional daisy flower along with evergreen foliage that lasts year round in many locations. Shasta Daisy is the perfect, low maintenance perennial for naturalizing and filling in bare spots in the landscape. I have them in my garden for years and can’t remember when I watered or fed them. They are still looking good. It was originally known as Chrysanthemum.
Several cultivars of Shasta Daisy plants are available in garden centers beginning in spring. Some may reach 3 feet in height while others are just a few inches tall. Either way, Shasta Daisy is a garden perennial that not only give you flowers in the garden, but you can cut them and make fresh flower arrangements as stand-alone or combined with other flowers.
It is amazing what nature do for us if we help a bit. We just need to select seeds or seedlings in spring time, plant them according to the instructions and water them every now and then.
This is my last 2015 veggies harvest. I had to hurry up and pick all my garden produce yesterday, since a winter freeze was forecast for Monday, October 19th in my area. I have been spoiled through the summer by not having to purchase tomatoes, peppers, herbs and eggplants, since all I do is take a short walk to my garden and get whatever I need fresh from my plants. Since I do not use any chemicals, everything is organic, the flavors are amazing and best of all, it is free.
Next spring we will plant a veggies garden together. However, for now, we will have to deal with store bought until then. UUUGGGHHHH!
Yarrow is a native plant very easy to care for. Its colorful, flat-top blooms rise above clusters of ferny foliage that offers a wildflower look to any garden. It comes in a variety of colors; however, my favorite is yellow. It will thrive with almost no care, making it a good candidate for plantings in open areas and along the edges in the back of your perennial garden, since it grows about 4’.
Yarrow is a tough plant that resist drought, is rarely eaten by deer and rabbits, and spread moderately quickly, making yarrow a good choice for massing in borders. If deadheaded after its first flush of blooms fade, yarrow will re-bloom quite nicely. If left to dry on the plant, flower clusters of some types provide winter interest. Flowers of yarrow are excellent either in fresh or dried arrangements.
Stay tuned for my Yarrow Dry Flower arrangement for this fall.
Don’t Be Afraid! Keep Bright Colors in your Garden during the winter months and Enjoy!
We have been appreciative of the beautiful flowers, trees and foliage in our gardens since spring. Unfortunately, unless you live in the south or in places where you have mild winters, soon all that beauty will turn into fall colors and then, gone until next year. Nevertheless, there is hope. If you replace some of that beauty with your own artistic skills, you can still enjoy looking out of the window in a cold day and see color everywhere you look.
Therefore, it is not too late to start creating a garden room before the first snow knocks on our doors. I am sharing with you what I created this year in order to have something to look at during this coming winter. You already know that all these chairs were repurposed from either Habitat for Humanity or reclaimed from a neighbor who did not want them. I cleaned and painted them in colors and created some sort of rooms by adding decorative pieces in the fence.
Again, it is not too late. Just start with a chair or two, paint them, hang a decorative piece on the fence or decorate the area where your dog house is located. Finally, take a deep breath, find a cup of tea and enjoy color in your dormant garden, until all that beauty comes back next year.
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