Fleabane Daisies

May 09, 2020

In the past 3-4 years, I started noticing a small patch or 2 of these fleabane daisies in the back yard about this time of year.  And when I mowed for the first time each spring, I'd mow around them to be able to enjoy them a little longer.  But when it was time to mow again, they were looking pretty pathetic so I just mowed them down.  This year there is a huge patch of them near the base of the big maple in the back yard and a couple of smaller (but still much larger than in the past) patches throughout the yard.  We've had a couple of hard rains and some strong wind so I thought that might be the end of them, but they're still holding up.  (And I've mowed 4 times.)  There are also 4 patches of purple ground flowers and a smattering of some tall and spindly yellow flowers mixed in with the white daisies.  I can hardly believe it every time I look out the kitchen window or when I'm sitting on the deck.

The first and last photos below were taken March 31st this year.  The others were taken May 3rd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos ©Jane Hogan

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