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

Sunflower or False Daisy?

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When I first looked at this oil pastel I thought, “hmm…sunflower!”  Then I thought some more, “no, false daisy!”  

When I asked the little boy who drew this picture he did not know the type of flower because drawing a specific variety was not on his mind as he created this lovely and vibrant color explosion.

I personally think the leaves look more like arms reaching out with little marshmallow muscles. 🙂

What variety of flower do you think this could be?  Share you thoughts! 🙂

Heidi, The Marigold School of Early Learning