My English Daisy

16 Feb, '07

My English Daisy

My English Daisy, originally uploaded by malyousif.



The daisies are starting to bloom in my garden too!

These are all seed planted directly into the soil and then thinned a few weeks ago. They came out in white, pink and red.

Have a wonderful Friday my friends!

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  1. Barry says:

    Very pretty, I like the blush of pink the ray flowers have on them (daisies actually are a bunch of flowers that look like one… sterile ray flowers, and yellow fertile disk flowers).

    We know Spring isn’t too far away when the flowering plums start to bloom (they usually do about mid winter). This is a branch from the one in my front garden:

    Prunus cerasifera ‘Thundercloud’

    You can also see the reddish dodonaea in the background, the blue flowers of a rosemary, and my somewhat scraggly queen palm to the right there.

  2. mahmood says:

    Oh my goodness Barry! Those are fantastic blooms and really beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Nice picture. I put this in my “Flowers” folder.

  4. Barry says:

    You’re welcome. I would share my Echium fastuosum, but unfortunately our cold snap weeks ago destroyed all of the inflorescences :angry: You should be happy you live in a warm all year round area that doesn’t get arctic air every 10 years! It didn’t kill much, but it really sets some beautiful plants here back! I do have a photo of the Echium a year ago:

    Echium fastuosum

    This year it would’ve had double the amount of inflorescences. The yellow flowered plant is a Fremontodendron. It is tilted because it had so many leaves that the wind pushed it over. I cut out most of its branches and pulled it back upright with a cloth brace and a fishing line tether. The plant in the back ground with blue flowers is a Ceanothus (it’s the size of a small tree now.)

  5. Barry says:

    You’re welcome. We get just enough cold to get these trees to flower, but we also get enough warmth they also flower earlier than they would in colder areas. I do have a native relative, the hollyleaf cherry, although the flowers are small and not very showy.

    I would share my Echium fastuosum (because it would probably knock your socks off), but unfortunately our cold snap weeks ago destroyed all of the inflorescences :angry: You should be happy you live in a warm all year round area that doesn’t get arctic air every 10 years! It didn’t kill much, but it really sets some beautiful plants here back! I do have a photo of the Echium a year ago:

    Echium fastuosum

    This year it would’ve had double the amount of inflorescences. The yellow flowered plant is a Fremontodendron. It is tilted because it had so many leaves that the wind pushed it over. I cut out most of its branches and pulled it back upright with a cloth brace and a fishing line tether. The plant in the back ground with blue flowers is a Ceanothus (it’s the size of a small tree now.)

  6. mahmood says:

    Oh my goodness! Breathtaking. That’s it, I’m jumping on a plane to come visit your garden (and you of course!!) :biggrin:

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