Ever heard of a 'Darling' of a Daisy? I hope not-as I just made it up. No, actually there is a shasta daisy (aka Leucanthum x superbum) cultivar named 'Darling'. I picked mine up last summer in the clearance section of Lowes Garden Center for $1. What a bargain and what a darling!
This daisy is a dwarf daisy and is an early bloomer. The other shasta daisies I grow here (Alaska, Becky, and Snow Lady) do not bloom until early summer. This darling has been going strong for several weeks and looks to bloom and bloom and bloom. It is a an excellent plant in a full sun area where you'd like a smaller shasta daisy as it only grows to about 12" tall.
in the garden....
Speaking of darlings, my friend Skeeter is a real darling! She heard I had my first garden client, and also that I don't have business cards, so she went out and got me a business card holder-a bit of motivation. It's perfect! I promise I will fill it up soon Skeeter and thank you so much!
I'll be posting my choice for Plant of the Month on Monday, due to Mother's Day this Sunday. I want to wish all a very happy and special day! You all have a great weekend.