There it is! My very own osteopernum. Sigh. I'm smitten.
This particular variety, with it's butter yellow petals and indigo center (called Lemon Symphony), is from Proven Winners. I have a white osteopernum which I will have to show you soon...they are marvelous. The plant boasts of several blooms at once, creating a satisfying presence of yellow flowers that open up wide during the day, then close up shop at night. They are also deer resistant! I've planted two below a purple Dahlia, with some forget me not down in front. When all three are blooming (waiting on the forget me not) it should be beautiful!
Anyway, totally enamored.
~ Red Clover
Thanks for all the congratulations on the gardening jobs! I am sure to learn a lot...
I've already learned that sometimes people assume gardening is just a snap your fingers, get to it, and it should look like the cover on this magazine, right? Well, no. It takes time to build things up. I've decided I can't worry about if people think I have accomplished enough. I am working hard, and doing a good job. The devil is in the details in gardening, and unless you're putting several thousand dollars into it, that Better Homes & Gardens cover probably won't be happening next week, or the one after that. Smiles.