Thursday, July 4, 2013

A Sea Of Daisies

Last summer was a record-breaking hot year for my beautiful city, and matters were made worse with a severe lack of rainfall. My plants struggled to stay alive. Most of them made it. Some didn’t. The production of flowers was horribly minimal. And they didn’t stick around for long once they appeared. It was a terrible gardening season.

2013 is a cooler, wetter year. And my plants are happy as clams. There is an explosion of growth, and flowers are popping up everywhere. It is a botanical heaven.

I have taken dozens of photos, some of which I’d like to share over the next few weeks. But today, I’d like to focus on one of the most beautiful flowers in the garden.

The daisy.


Daisies brighten up the garden and make me smile.


So simple and yet so elegant.


What a difference a year makes...


24 comments:

  1. My garden is so much happier as well, and so am I! Last summer was brutal. Lovely photos! L

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    1. I'd rather have a little extra rain and a little less sun than the brutally hot and dry summer of last year!

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  2. We had much of the same weather this year and the blooms are amazing! Such pretty daisies Martha!

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    1. And the blooms last so much longer with this weather!

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  3. I agree, daisies are great -- they're such a CHEERY flower!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful!!! I love daisies and don't have a single one in my garden...shame!!!

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  5. I always remember that in "You've Got Mail" she said daisies are such a friendly flower. I think it's so true.

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    1. That's such a great way to describe them...friendly..

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  6. Gorgeous, Martha! My plants, both ornamental and vegetable, are loving all the rain here, too. Thank you Jet Stream!

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    1. I know my plants are breathing a sigh of relief this year. Last year was very hard on them.

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  7. my favourite flower ... great photos

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    1. One of the prettiest in the garden. I simply adore them!

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  8. They look great all bunched up like that.

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    1. There is a sea of them blooming! It is such a beautiful sight.

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  9. They are so pretty. Sure made me smile.

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  10. When my sister was very little, she had a t-shirt that had a flower bending over to kiss a sweet little girl and it said, "Have A Nice Daisy".
    Your post reminded me of it!
    Your daisies are wonderful!!

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    1. That sounds adorable, Kay. And the daisy is certainly the perfect flower for that!

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