A Day In The Life

Black-eyed Susan rudbeckia speciesThese…
July 24, 2006, 5:04 am
Filed under: Nature

Black-eyed Susan rudbeckia species

These lovely “ladies” produce masses of blooms from midsummer till frost. The plants are rugged and easy to grow. They make excellent cut flowers for bouquets and also dry easily while retaining their bright color. They like full sun and will tolerate almost any soil type. I love combining them with purple coneflowers and red bee balm (monarda).

“Forget what you’ve heard about green thumbs: A gardener’s greatest asset is a fertile imagination. How else could we envision Eden in a single seed or Paradise in a clay pot?” Author unknown, but greatly appreciated


2 Comments so far
Leave a comment

Since you spent some time on my site I wanted to come see yours. I’ve got to say I love the black eyed susan picture! I have a real soft spot for them. I always have some in my garden, though this year we moved to a new house and the one black eyed susan I planted has been struggling along. There is a bud on it that seems very reluctant to open. Anyway, I’ll plant more next year. I think a garden needs that kind of bright sturdy cheer.

Comment by Angelina

Absolutely! Black-eyed susans are a very cheerful flower. Have you ever tried nasturtiums? They are always a spot of cheer, too. I have pictures on my site if you are interested.

Comment by SongBird

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: