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)