Ms. Professor and I grew our first patch of these confident little daisies (actually Chrysanthemum carinatum) this year. They’ll definitely be back next year. While they weren’t very prolific, they more than made up for that with color that makes your eyes happy just looking at them–I can’t look at them without smiling. If you could make a quilt, duplicating the color and design of these beauties, you could wrap up in it anytime you needed a little pick-me-up and instantly feel better. Hmmm, million-dollar idea?
Part of the reason for their lack of abundance, I’m sure, was my procrastination getting the seeds started, and then further procrastination getting the seedlings in the ground. It should come as no surprise to you, Dear Reader, that this post should have been written at least a month and half ago. You may start to notice a pattern. Alas, a sense of urgency in the gardening department is not something I’ve been blessed with. Of course, as the father of two busy kids, toiling in the soil sometimes gets pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. At least, that’s how I rationalize it.
Luckily, soon I’ll be blessed with lots of winter days to leisurely peruse seed catalogs and begin to plot next year’s plantings. I’ll go ahead and put a check mark by “Order Painted Daisy Seeds.” There, one task already ticked off the to-do list already…
What’s on your hits and misses list? What did you try this year that will be making an encore next season?