Saturday, July 17, 2010

Black-Eyed Susan's on Parade

This weekend promises to be a scorcher around here. With all the rains the flowers are flourishing. The other afternoon I went out to take some pictures of the Black-Eyed Susan's. If you aren't familiar with the Black-Eyed Susan you can read about them here. I love their whimsy and the deep golden yellow color.
Notice in the bottom right hand corner of the picture above, the Sedum commonly known as Stone Crop is starting to bloom. Sedum is a great plant to have if you have invasive wild life like deer, they don't care for the taste of Sedum. With us having 40 acres we have a lot of wild life roaming the grounds in the evenings, over the course of the last 13 years this plant has worked well for me to keep the deer away from other plants. :-)) If you're interested in reading about Sedum you can go here.

Yesterday I took a few cuttings to make a flower arrangement, I discovered rather quickly they didn't last long. They started drooping almost immediately. Have any of you tried them and made a successful fresh flower arrangement using Black-Eyed Susan's? If you have and had success at it I would love for you to share your secret.

I hope your Saturday is going well and you're doing all that you want to do.. Until next time....
hugs ~lynne~

31 comments:

PAT said...

They are beautiful, Lynne. Our neighbor has them in the garden next to her patio...we can see them from our breakfast room.

I've never tried an arrangement with them.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning my Dear friend...how have you been...now girl I have not a clue about flowers...Oh I know what they are just not a clue about them ha ha!! Your photos are wonderful girl...Do you have Mr. Bailey this weekend...It's my weekend off from going to Candace's house YIPPEE!! Her mama is there today...Many hugs to ya...Gl♥ria

KM @ This Plate is Full said...

Lynne,
those are one of my favs!!! They always have such a punch of color that lasts for quite a while. Enjoy them - your pictures are great!!
Hope summer is treating you well!!

Deanna said...

You have captured some beautiful close up pics here to celebrate God's creation! Absolutely beautiful and pleasant to see!!!

Happy summer days to you,
d

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Lynne, they are just gorgeous. One of my favorites. They look so bright and cheery. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

THE STONE RABBIT said...

I love Black Eyed Susan's, too,Lynne!! Are they the same plant we see growing wild along roadsides? I bought some (cut) at our Farmer's Market last summer and they didn't wilt...however, they were wild (the vendor said), so that makes me think they aren't the same as yours. My DIL and son are having a John Deere party for their boy next weekend. She wanted to use sunflowers in little arrangements. I suggested the black-eyed susans, if we can find them. They just scream HAPPY SUMMER!!!

Good info about the Sedum!!!

Just got home from about 3 hrs. of g.saling....OMG....I nearly melted!!!

Have a great weekend!! L, Dana

Shana said...

beautiful

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sorry - I am of no help on making them last. They are pretty.

9405018--Pat said...

Beautiful...I've never tried these before...have a great weekend...Pat H

Debbie said...

I love black eyed susans. They are so summery and yet so fallish. Ok both of those aren't words in the dictionary, but they are wonderful. I like that they reproduce so easily and bloom for so long. Plus they are so great in bouquets. Pretty posies!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

My abolute FAVORITE.....Made my Sat....Happy Weekend

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Lynne,
I have some black eyed Susans and your right, they don't do well in arrangements. I've tried to and don't know how to make them stay pretty.
Lovely pics,
Stay nice and cool, it's hot here as well!
Cindy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lynne, even if you can't cut them, they are gorgeous growing in abundance. I loved seeing them. laurie

BECKY said...

So pretty! Thank you for sharing them!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Beautiful photos... Love those flowers!!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

These are gorgeous Lynne!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Jessica said...

This is one if my all time favorite flowers. I planted seeds last year but nothing happened...sigh. :)

Hope things are going well for you! Have a beautiful week!

Hugs~ J

Dolores said...

I'm not familiar with Black Eyed Susan's, but they sure are pretty! You captured some beautiful photos.
Hope you all had a good weekend!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

These photos of the Susan's are gorgeous. I have always loved them...we have a wild variety in the spring here....

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Lynne,
That is a great tip on the sedum...I need to remember that one. It's funny you should mention what happened to your black-eyed Susans. I had the same problem with a magnolia blossom. It did eventually perk back up once I got it in water...but it looked sad when I brough it in from outside. Black-eyed Susan are so hardy, aren't they? :-)
Hope you are doing well, sweet friend. I think of you and Bill, often.
XO
Susan

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Lynn, Loved your pictures for this post! Black eyed Susan's are beautiful, aren't they? They seem to be doing very well in our area this year even with all the heat and all the rain.

I like sedum too and we have it planted on the side of the fence where the deer are.

Donna

Torie Jayne said...

So gorgeous! Have a sweet weekend!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello sweet friend...

I was just thinking about you and wanted to stop by to see how you were doing, Darlin'! I do hope that my note finds you and your sweet family well! I have been out for a couple of weeks due to company and now I'm playing catch up! Hehe! Nearly impossible to do these days!

Well Sweetie, your Black Eye Susans are just gorgeous! I bet they are quite "showy" out in the yard in that vibrant yellow! Girlfriend, you always take the most gorgeous photos...seriously, they could be in a magazine!!! I also took a gander down through your Autumn in the shop post. Ohhhh my...how very beautiful it looks! You have such a gift for arranging everything, Girlfriend! I stand in awe!!!

Sending all my love and prayers...
Chari

susan said...

Lynne-We haven't visited in SOO long, I had to pop over and see how you are. I love the blackeyed Susans and the sedum too. I wish I had more sun so I could grow these. With all my shade I am limitd to ferns and hostas! Glad to "see" you again!

Julie Harward said...

Hi Lynne...
Sorry about the confusion on the FB thing...I don't remember visiting this beautiful blog before and I didn't know you but would love to!
So we are FB friends...come say hi on my blog too :D

Pinky said...

Honey, where have you been??? Or maybe I just haven't gotten notices of your new postings??? Anyway, SO good to see you again!!!! XO, Pinky

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hey my Dear friend...I pray all is well in your world..I have missed you...don't you have a Birthday coming up...Love ya girl..Hugs to you girl Gl♥ria

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Have not seen you around in a while. Hope you and husband are well and staying cool.

Envoy-ette said...

How can you stop from smiling when seeing such cheerful flowers?

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hey my Dear friend...I pray all is well in your world today...Love ya girl..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Kathysue said...

Lynne these are gorgeous and such beautiful images, You are quite the photographer, Kathysue