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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~