Carpenter bee on Blanket Flower

14 12 2011

Carpenter bee on Blanket Flower (Gaillardia grandiflora) ‘Oranges and Lemons’ cultivar

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Blooming in my garden: Gaillardia

15 05 2011

Gaillardia or Blanket Flower (Gaillardia grandiflora) is a hardy and drought-resistant perennial that loves full sun. They make great cut flowers and are good for garden borders, mass plantings, raised beds and meadow gardens. This hybrid is Gaillardia ‘Goblin’, a low-growing, compact variety that reaches just 8-12″ tall and blooms early summer to fall (if you deadhead regularly, that is!).

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‘Zowie’ Zinnia and Giant Alliums

25 06 2010

‘Zowie’ Zinnia with alliums in the background—-I just learned from an employee that the gardeners at Green Spring Gardens spray paint the giant alliums blue after they have flowered. I should have noticed that but didn’t until now—duh. Pretty creative!

Thanks to Patty, I’ve got the name correct. I actually called Green Spring Gardens and when they got back to me later, I was told it was the ‘Arizona Sun’ Gaillardia. I know I described it in detail so there would be no confusion. Thanks, Patty, for getting it right!

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