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Rudbeckia Hirta

August 1, 2013

Black-eyed Susans…

I believe these are very difficult to kill but somehow I managed to let 90% of the divisions my sister gave me a couple of year ago die.

A lot of things could have happened… (Shame /on) I am guilty of planting or sowing something and then mistakenly pulling it as a weed months later, so maybe that’s what happened. (Shame /off)
Who knows…

Regardless, I had forgotten about them and hadn’t noticed the plant’s recovery until the blooms exploded recently. (These were hidden behind a mountain of Tarragon in an area that is off to the side and out of the sight line from the sun room.)

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So there you have it- flowers do exist behind the fence. As further proof, I offer this bonus picture of my (mostly) purple coneflower herd:

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Carry on…

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Sis permalink
    August 2, 2013 7:08 am

    I’ll trade you more rudbeckia and/or Becky Shastas for some purple coneflower and tarragon!

    • August 2, 2013 7:54 am

      I think we can work something out. 🙂

      The coneflowers were started from seed in spring 2012 and transplanted last fall. The have done well and even if none need dividing yet I obviously could thin the plot by a plant or two. Tarragon root runners make bamboo look tame; I will save a couple vs pulling and disposing as artichoke encroaching weeds.

  2. August 2, 2013 5:05 pm

    Don’t you hate it when your realise (generally at about 3 AM) that you pulled up “weeds” exactly where you sowed that really special seed 2 weeks earlier? I’ve gotten a lot better at letting weeds establish themselves a bit better before I declare them thus and decree their execution and it’s saved me lots of good food.

  3. October 6, 2013 9:57 pm

    Rudbeckia is a personal favorite and I love what you planted along the fence with the weathered wood behind it…great look.

    • October 7, 2013 9:37 pm

      Unfortunately we can’t see these from the sunroom. I have some more transplants to find a spot for this weekend (thanks sis) and am going to try and make them more “visible”.

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