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Fawteen    Posted 07-02-2003 at 16:42:32       [Reply]  [No Email]

Some of you may recall (I can't imagine how you could have missed it after I belabored it so much...) that I spent part of the winter going through a Master Gardener program.

This year's focus was on perennials, and it got me all fierced up to plant a perennial flower garden. I did, and not counting phlox, got my first bloom today, a Campanula. In a couple of days they should be all over the place, and I noticed my Cherokee Sunset Rudbeckia is within a few days of blooming too.

KellyGa    Posted 07-03-2003 at 04:25:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Fawteen, that is just beautiful. Never seen one of those. I like to grow a lot of Lantana and Butterfly bushes. My butterfly bushes actually attract a lot of things. One unusual thing it attracts is a snowberry clearwing. Never seen one before we planted the butterfly bushes. Had to look it up on the internet! It mimics a bumble bee, but never actually lands. Its abdomen curls up and it is marked like a bee. Really it is under the moth species. You ever seen one of those? Great camaflouge to not get eaten! :) Not to mention the hummingbirds like the flowers too.

Keep us posted...    Posted 07-02-2003 at 21:04:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
..on your Cherokee Sunset Rudbeckia.

We were spoiled rotten by williamf with his beautiful daylilys pictures.

Great Campanula pic!


buck    Posted 07-02-2003 at 16:52:11       [Reply]  [No Email]

How would it be if some old cow came and nibbled on the bud for awhile. Naw-just funnin-That is one fine looking flower. My FIL is a Rose-a-holic so I sorta know how you feel.

Fawteen - Hee,hee,hee    Posted 07-02-2003 at 17:01:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
That would be one seriously dead cow!

I see you saw my little rant down the page...":^)

Maggie/TX    Posted 07-02-2003 at 20:34:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Beautiful flowers, Fawteen! That Cherokee Rud-whatever it was, does it have a regular name that us amateurs would recognize?
Hey, I got my first Canna Lily blooms. Then the durn grasshoppers started chewing them off at the base of the blooms. I've been spraying everything with liquid Sevin ever since then. I do hate grasshoppers!

Fawteen    Posted 07-02-2003 at 21:00:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Rudbeckia, aka "Black-eyed Susans". Lotsa variants, mine is Cherokee Sunset. Yellow petals at the outside, fading through orange to red at the center. As soon as they bloom, I'll post a picture.

Maggie/TX    Posted 07-03-2003 at 08:51:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ok, Black-Eyed Susans I have heard of! :)

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