Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: The Grateful Daisy





* When I first started growing these hippy dippy Daisies, they reminded me of tie-dyed shirts and a cool, old band. Do you know which one?

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27 comments:

Dawn said...

Wow; that purple one really caught my eye. They are all beautiful macros. Happy WW!

Earl's Daughter said...

ooooh ahhh!


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Natalie said...

I've never seen daisies quite like these...I love them!

Stan said...

Wow, those are beautiful flowers. I'm only at 4500' and all I get in winter are leafless sticks.

Liisa said...

Kate,
That first image is just beautiful. Tie-dyed shirts brings forth thoughts of the band The Grateful Dead, a group of musicians I would have loved to have seen in concert. :)

caite said...

wow, that second one is so bizarre looking!. But if I had to pick one, I like the first. Except if I was looking for a bizarre one...lol

sweet bay said...

Er, I'm not sure which band you're referring to. lol

Those flowers are amazing.

Kate said...

Thanks, Everyone and Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Liisa - you nailed it. Grateful Dead. I've never seen them in concert, either, but I'll bet it would have been a fun time! :D

Titanium said...

The daisies are so intricate, so detailed in their beauty.

Gorgeous!

Mine is dedicated to my sister, today. A candle in the window of life.

purple squirrel said...

Gorgeous! Were these recent pics?

Melanie said...

Gorgeous photos Kate, I've never seen anything like that purple one before.

dianne - bunny trails said...

Wow! Those are just beautiful!! I'll have to check out more of your blog - my climate is probably somewhat similar to yours and I would love to learn some gardening tips. And be able to grow such lovely flowers!!

I'm assuming the Grateful Dead. ;-)

dragonfly said...

wow, wonderful pics... we're bitten by jack frost here all is brown in the garden!!

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Kate said...

Thanks, All!

They are Zulu and Sunscape Daisies, if interested. Very easy to grow annuals in most zones. :D

Shady Gardener said...

Kate, Those are amazingly unusual daisies. Wow!! And you are having a wonderful time watching them, I'm sure. :-) I have a Gaillardia Daisy ('Fanfare') that has petals like your second photo.

susie said...

They are all beautiful, but I love, love, love that white one!

Grace Peterson said...

Hippy-Dippy Daisies, how clever, Kate. Methinks you should patent them. And there's nothing quite like a DEADHEAD to do the dead heading. LOL

jan said...

Beautiful daisies! I missed the 'hint' in the title at first pass, but the Grateful Dead sprang to mind, immediately.

And, (this would be a good item to put in those 'tell us about yourself' memes) I HAVE seen the Dead. Live. In concert. Several dozen times...

Wunx~ said...

I've always called the ones shaped like the purple jobber "Gecko-toe Daisies." One look at the little lizard's foot will tell you why.

Wunx~ said...

P.S. Not for posting -- I still can't access your blog from IE, but Firefox works.

Rose said...

Gorgeous! The first and last ones really do remind me of tie-dyed shirts:) With your hint in the title, I'm sure you're talking about The Grateful Dead. But for some reason, the first thought that came to my mind was The Strawberry Alarm Clock. Do you remember them? I think they were probably a one-hit wonder, but I always thought their name was so cool:)

Kate said...

Thx, All;
I'm glad you enjoyed them. They are the happiest flowers! :D

Shady;
I'm growing that Gaillardia Fanfare 'Daisy' too!

Rose;
I've not heard of that band but I do love the name!

Jan!
I definitely have to meme you! :)) Sounds like you've got some cool stories to tell!

Spice said...

Gorgeous flowers and pictures. I think the 2nd and 3rd are my faves.

Noelle said...

Oh my goodness!!! They are absolutely eye-popping - so beautiful!

Snowcatcher said...

My goodness, those are AWESOME to stare at in the middle of winter!

My first thought was Grateful Dead, too, and I hadn't thought of Strawberry Alarm Clock in YEARS! Maybe decades! (OUCH!) What a trip down memory lane!

Shelle said...

these are so gorgeous...now you made me wanna go grow daisies lol

Kate said...

Thanks, Gals! :) You should give 'em a try. They grow fast in a sunny window.