Wordless Wednesday—Summer Days and Daisies

Leucanthemum superbum 'Alaska'

Leucanthemum superbum ‘Alaska’

The Shasta daisies have been looking great this summer. They took their time opening though. I think these are ‘Alaska.’ At the end of the border near the back stairs is a different one, ‘Becky,’ that bloomed several weeks earlier. ‘Alaska’ is slightly shorter with stronger stems.

Leucanthemum superbum 'Alaska'

Leucanthemum superbum ‘Alaska’

Leucanthemum superbum 'Alaska'

Leucanthemum superbum ‘Alaska’

Leucanthemum superbum 'Alaska'

Leucanthemum superbum ‘Alaska’

15 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday—Summer Days and Daisies

  1. Christina

    Wow! they do look great; you’ve reminded me that I have some plants that I grew as cuttings; I just went to check on them and they’re flowering. It is too hot to plant them out now but I’ll re-pot them and plant them in autumn.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      These are the ones I was expecting to open in time for your arrival. Guess I hadn’t paid attention to when they usually bloom. Glad yours are doing well. Somehow I feel the summer is slipping past and autumn will be here before we know it.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I had to look up pollen beetle. Haven’t seen anything like that this year but I believe they have found the daisies in the past. I forgot to point out in the second photograph there is a Crab Spider, Misumena vatia.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      They’re very reliable. They’ve taken over the front of one whole border, but the foliage is nice most of the year so I’ve been satisfied with their homesteading.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Beth. This has been an inexplicably good year for them. We had terrible drought and extreme heat in May and June but somehow they’re managing.

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