Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Moroccan Daisy


ABC Wednesday
Moroccan Daisy
Leucanthemum hosmariense 'Spring Silver'
(lew-KANTH-ih-mum)


If you are here for Wordless Wednesday please scroll down to the next post and thanks for visiting.

This plant was a mystery to me until I looked it up after taking this picture. I had trouble finding an L picture. We are right in between the seasons here. It is no longer winter but it really hasn’t been very spring-like either. We are just starting to get some flowers. This plant is an annual for this area of Connecticut, actually most of the US. It blooms much earlier than its hardy cousin the Shasta Daisy, which is a perennial.

Here is another L picture. It is the bark of a Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia fauriei 'Townhouse'). This one doesn’t grow in Connecticut either, well maybe extreme southern areas along Long Island Sound. A plant like this can add a lot of winter interest to the garden. This was taken in the Bronx, New York.


Just a note that work is becoming a little crazy right now, which is a good thing. I will try and visit everyone for ABC but I am not sure how many I get too. I am also not publishing my ABC Blogroll this week since so many of the blogs have stopped posting ABC posts. If you want to see who is posting in this weeks ABC Wednesday see Mrs. Nesbitt’s Comment section.
Mrs. Nesbitt’s Comment section.

15 comments:

Blue said...

That daisy is stunning!

Daisy said...

I love that picture.

Nancy J. Bond said...

Beautiful photos.

RuneE said...

Drat the L - the flowers/pictures were great. Especially the second one!

John said...

Beautiful photos.

Nessa said...

Beautiful detail in your shots.

Mar said...

Gorgeous pics!!!

Anne-Berit said...

Great L-post:o)

Ida said...

The Moroccan Daisy is beautiful.
The bark photo is very artistic. Nice one! :)
I hope that spring will burst at your pace soon!
I have two flowers on L today. ;)

Sandpiper said...

Catching up a bit here. All of your pictures are beautiful, as always!

chey said...

Beautiful daisy! Thanks for sharing!

catsynth said...

Beautiful. Amazing in its simplicity.

Neva said...

What great shots....lovely.

Kim said...

I love daisies, and this is a great picture.

kml said...

The myrtle is a great abstract! The daisy is gorgeous!