Guess what time it is? It's time for the DG County Fair! Now in it's sixth year, enter your blue-ribbon photos or mouth-watering recipes for a chance to win a gift subscription! Click here here to get all the details, dates and entry rules.
What I thought all along was "Becky" shasta daisies had a mini-blind marker hidden in the foliage as "Alaska" shasta daisies. I had WS them on 1/10/2010 the tag read. According to the Ferry-Morse seed pkt. I had saved in my garden journal, they are only expected to reach 24 in. which I consider medium height. These daisies were about over 36 inch, more like 40 in.
I dug one up and divided it into 6 clumps, putting 2 clumps into each gal. nursery pot that I had here. I sent a gardening friend an email to see if she would be interested in them. I had given her some columbines and yellow bearded iris last year.
Also dug up the coreopsis "Sunray" because I didn't like it but I only planted one pot of that.
5/26/2013 Well, I found some more of the Becky shastas returned this year; I might as well stop fighting them, they have been showy this year but they need to go all the way to back of flowerbed to stand tall over other flowers. Same way with some Alaska shasta daisies in garage flower bed. Move them to back of bed and plant shorter vesions in front like Velma's Silver Princess, as I have lots of those seeds to remember her by.