Week 25 – It’s all about the daisies


If your summer flowers are almost bloomed out you can add some color to your garden with Black-eyed Susans, also known as Rudbeckia.  These flowers come in yellow with different center colors as well as a burnt red called Cherry Brandy.  They bloom summer through Fall.

This week we were not live in the garden.  They have started coming and filming two segments on Wednesday to be shown the next two weeks.  Unfortunately, if any of us can’t make the Wednesday taping we miss two weeks.  We don’t know if this will continue but we’re all hoping we can get back to live segments on Thursday mornings.  I was not able to be there for the taping so I’ll see you in a couple of weeks on the segment.

These flowers come in several different varieties.  For Denver’s 50th Birthday a special Rudbeckia called a Denver Daisy was created for everyone to plant so Denver would be awash in the golden color of the daisies.  This was a larger headed Rudbeckia.  Seed packets were given away early in the Spring for the Summer/Fall blooming.  I do recall driving around and every once in a while I would see a nice wall of these daisies.

Rudbeckia is an annual here in Colorado but it drops seed so you should see it come back every year.  If you want it to spread, just take some seed heads from what you have or buy some packets of seed and spread them throughout your perennial border.


To see the different varieties of daisies and check out this week’s segment visit:  http://www.9news.com/rss/story.aspx?storyid=352727

About pbodwell

Master Gardener; Nat'l Award Winning Photographer; Garden Writer; Artist - art books, print maker, hot glass, wire jewelry designer; sometime quilter; new homesteader; bee keeper; very crafty; Baseball fan, enthusiast, and researcher; all things vintage
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