False Daisies

My false daisies are finally in bloom! 🙂

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After three treatments of coffee fertilizer the stems and leaves are getting darker.  They are not as dark as I like, but they will be.  These are great because with the right amount of fertilizer and room they grow wide and tall!  When I first planted them they were huge and through the years when I did not take care of them they died out and I thought I’d lost them.  A few years ago a couple plants came back and last year for sure I fertilized with coffee grounds all spring, summer and fall and this year they are so nice and big!

After it rains the yard smells like brewed coffee! 🙂

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I know it takes time, but clipping off the old blooms will allow energy to go to the new buds.  If taken care of I should have nice yellow flowers and dark green leaves into the fall.  In the past these flowers did take over quite a bit, but since I only have about three plants left they don’t seem to be crowding anything out at this point. 🙂

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My california poppies are right next to the false daisies and they too are doing really well!  These little guys are really hearty and are the type I can pull out and since they reseed they come back fresh and pretty!  Yellow and orange are not my personal favorite colors, yet I can’t deny that flowers of almost all colors and varieties are so pretty. 🙂

If you have false daisies or any type of flower you really enjoy please share!  I would love  to read about your flower preferences. 🙂

Heidi, The Marigold School of Early Learning

False Daisy

This is a picture of one of my false daisy plants.  As you can tell it has not bloomed yet, however there are tons of little buds! 🙂  This plant has been in my flower bed for years and it kind of died off a few years ago because I neglected it, but this year it came back with a vengeance!   I’m so happy because it is so lovely when in bloom!                                                                             Heidi's School Pics 058  The leaves do get quite a bit darker with fertilizer.  Last year as I’ve mentioned before, coffee grounds kept it dark green.  The dark green leaves next to the yellow flowers is so pretty and  the color contrast is amazing!  I will try to remember to post pics of this pretty flower when it blooms and when the leaves are darker. 🙂

This is another great flower to use in the classroom with young children because there is an abundance of buds and you can set up the different stages of growth for the children to explore. 🙂

Heidi, The Marigold School of Early Learning