Thursday, August 16, 2007
'Summer Sun' False Sunflower
Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Summer Sun'
Synonyms: Rough Heliopsis, Orange Sunflower, Ox-Eye, Heliopsis minor
This is a cheerful flower to have in your garden. It is a tall perennial that doesn’t need staking. It does seed so you might consider deadheading. I guess what I like about it is it gives a good show without a lot of fuss, something I look for more and more these days.
I started the task of pruning all the roses in the new rose garden am I caring for. Removing literally hundreds of spent blooms. I going to have to remember my gloves today as I was acting like a human pin-cushion. Once I get all the bushes pruned it should be a lot easier to keep them that way.
Another Kenny Loggins picture. This is the keyboard player, Scott Sheriff and Chad Jeffers playing the Dobro.