Friday, September 10, 2010

Tall White Daisies?

The label in the pot said "Tall White Daisies".  My mum gave me the plant a couple of years ago when I moved in, and although I planted it last year it didn't do anything.  This year it grew and grew, and had masses of tiny buds for weeks.  I was intrigued to see what type of tall white daisies they would be.  They obviously weren't leucanthemum, might they be a type of aster maybe?  Gradually they opened and revealed themselves - not exactly tall white daisies, more of a tall golden rod!  Not what I was expecting, but thanks mum as it does give some good autumn colour!

Golden Rod


Maggie said...

That IS a lovely splash of colour! Just what you need if your weather is anything like ours, grey and wet! I thought there wasn't much colour in our garden until I looked properly, and there were salmon pink gladioli - just three and don't know how they got there! - sedums, penstemon still in flower along with poppies, cranesbill having a second flowering, heathers coming into colour, buddleias still flowerful for the bees... and lots of different shades of green. What on earth was I thinking, no colour?
Maggie at

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Goldenrod is wonderful. Great sunny color and so good for the bumblebees and honey bees.

All joys to you,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Su Harris said...

Hi Sharon, yes it is a wonderful colour even if it wasn't what I was expecting!
Hi Maggie, I know what you mean, there's always colour if you look closely and sometimes that's nicer than the "in your face" type.