Sunday, February 27, 2011

Shasta Daisy

Shasta Daisy
Leucanthemum x superbum
(lew-KANTH-ih-mum) (soo-PER-bum)

Some simple but elegant Daisies for Today’s Flowers. This patch of Daisies never seems to fail to have a great show in the spring. It has been steadily increasing in size with virtually no maintenance, except the occasional shearing after the first flush of blooms. Usually I just shear the tips and that rewards me with a new round of blooms. After several years I am going to have to go in and do some dividing, which will be nice for the new plants it will create.

Since it is Sunday here is the bonus flower.
Flowering Maple
Abutilon 'Clementine'

We grew this Flowering Maple last season. I had never seen one this color before and it performed well. Now I kind of wish that we had saved it in the greenhouse over the winter. They do well inside but not great but after a couple of weeks outside in the spring they are back to looking beautiful. You can see a Scarlet Leadwort (Plumbago indica) poking in from the side. They did well together.

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Arija said...

Daisies are such happy flowers and the Abutilon is a picture and can be trimmed back for overwintering.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful daisy.

Carletta said...

Lovely macro!
Your field of daisies is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Who doesn't love daisies?
I do :)
Very nice and pretty pictures,

Nance said...

Beautiful flowers! I used to have Flowering Maple grown from seeds by a friend. It was blooming profusely, until when I moved its location, it started to turn brown and then died on me. :(

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