Nothing makes me happier than seeing blooms in my garden. Even though I love gardening, I have had more plants die than have lived. I’ve had many plants refuse to bloom, including my hydrangeas. (That’s a another whole post!) So when I say I am thrilled when something blooms, I really mean it. One plant that I can always count on for abundant blooms is the Shasta Daisy. Bringing the blooms in and decorating with daisies is a sure sign that summer is finally here.
My daisies are “Becky” which is known for its sturdy stems and perfect round blooms. I’ve moved these plants around a few times but it doesn’t seem to phase them. They pop right up the next year. They love sun but begin to wilt if they get too dry. My soaker hose helps with that.
My favorite way to use daisies to to mix them with other flowers from my garden. They are pure white with that fun yellow center and look nice paired with anything. My go-to filler for quick flower arrangements is hosta leaves. Here I’ve combined the daisies, hosta leaves and hydrangeas. (I did get a few blooms on my endless summer hydrangeas. Only one of my Annabelle bushes bloomed though.)
Sometimes in the summer I break my “what goes on the counters” rule and add fresh flowers. We all spend so much time in our kitchens that a pretty touch on our counter makes sense. I usually only have functional items on my counters because I don’t have much space…but if something makes me smile I try to find room for it!
Because of their thin stems, daisies are the perfect bloom for bottles. If you have vintage, mismatched bottles get them all out and add a daisy or two. I got these little clear bottles at Hobby Lobby last year. They have come in very handy.
If you want to start a perennial garden, or just add a few plants to your landscaping, I highly recommend Shasta Daisies. They do need sun. The only care they will need is perhaps thinning out in the spring. If you don’t enjoy gardening but love fresh flowers, pick up a bunch of daisies at the grocery. They will last for days and days if you change the water a few times. Snip the ends off too.
I’ll be back on Sunday, I hope, with a recipe of some sort. Still thinking about it! Thank you for taking the time to visit me…wishing you all a perfect weekend.