Monday, June 09, 2008

Ox-Eye Daisy and Some More Work Shots

Ox-Eye Daisy
Leucanthemum vulgare
(lew-KANTH-ih-mum) (vul-GAIR-ee)
Synonyms: Field Daisy, Marguerite, Moon Daisy

Another post where everything is growing at work. The Ox-Eye Daisies have been seeding like crazy over the last few years and I have been encouraging them to do so. Anywhere that is usually mulched is fair game. We have transplanted several hundred also.

When I wanted to learn more about the folklore of the Daisy I found these sites. The lore is certainly impressive and covers much of history and many different groups of people.

Pinkie’s Palour (Scroll down for Daisy)

I wanted to take more pictures at work but my battery died. That is a bad thing about the D70 battery, it lasts so long that you sometimes can forget to charge it. It has lasted 1200 shots when new and can still do 1000. I did squeeze off a couple before the camera wouldn’t fire anymore. This is a separate Peony area with all the same type. There are about 8 more bushes behind me in the frame. Don’t know the variety but it is one of the best I have grown. There is another Peony area with one or two plants of about 15 different cultivars.

Here is a closer view of the Peonies. I am not sure where the Foxglove came from but I have been encouraging it. There is one little Ox-Eye there and that will be like 5 next year and then 25 and so on.

This is the Driveway Garden at another house. It was one of the harshest gardening sites I have had to deal with but over the years we have managed to build it up. Without the irrigation I don’t think many of these plants would’ve grown.


Muum said...

I'll check out those daisy sites when I get a chance, good idea to use them as a ground cover, and I love the Royal Gold - I've been looking for another yellow rose, maybe I'll try and find this one!

i beati said...

Have the ox - eye in my garden , a reminder of my childhood when I would go to the fields and pick hundreds for

miarose said...

these flowers are gorgeous. I like the Royal Gold especially : )

I love to garden as well, and I read this book recently called Gardening in Eden (you can get it at a good price in ebook form at )
Its a book that any gardener will enjoy- Vanderbilt's descriptive imagery really captures the beauty of cultivating a garden.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone.

Anonymous said...

I like your pictures. Also, like you, i like to picture flowers, although I have more picture themes.
I thought, first picture shows flowers called on latin: bellis perennis.