Saturday, January 21, 2012

Shasta Daisies in Black and White

Black and White Shasta Daisies
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Becky'

We woke up to a big puffy blanket of white this morning. It’s still coming down with a final tally of 4 inches. I really can’t complain about the amount of snow we have been getting it has been on the light side. Especially if you compare to last winter freaky accumulations. I have come to the conclusion snow is only romantic when it’s falling after that it is a pain in the butt.

Since we had a black and white yesterday he is another of one of my favorite perennials. Shasta Daisy can have a few insect problems but other than that it is a carefree and beautiful plant. They work in borders, masses and even as accents. A few years after planting you can start dividing and getting free plants to colonize new areas in the garden. They do occasionally seed but I haven’t found that to be a problem and in actuality I have enjoyed and cultivated these seedlings. They can be easily transplanted to more desirable areas if necessary.

The daisy's for simplicity and unaffected air.” Robert Burns, Scottish (1759 –1796)

No comments: