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Blackfoot Daisy ~ Melampodium leucanthum


blackfoot daisy


14 responses

  1. What a lovely daisy. Is it drought tolerant? Hardy? I wonder if it would grow here?

    July 11, 2013 at 9:54 am

    • yes 🙂 i was thinking of you and it is why i picked this for the day’s plant

      am going to do plant care guide later today but this is link i got the flower from 😉

      July 11, 2013 at 9:57 am

      • Thank you :). The daisy is really pretty and it looks hardy. The feral animals tend to leave daisies alone for the most part so anything in that family is a good bet 🙂

        July 11, 2013 at 10:00 am

      • most welcome 🙂

        July 11, 2013 at 10:07 am

    • there is also the chocolate daisy in there, somewhere on this garden spot i did a post on those already

      July 11, 2013 at 10:00 am

      • I will have to go back through your back posts. A chocolate daisy sounds lovely. We have native chocolate lilies here in Tasmania that not only smell like chocolate when they flower, but have edible tubers. A great garden staple all round.

        July 11, 2013 at 10:04 am

      • chocolate lilies sound great, have to see if they grow here. it gets to -30C here and sometimes colder 😦

        chocolate daisies have scent, i can’t recall if edible

        July 11, 2013 at 10:11 am

      • Not sure if the chocolate lilies would handle temperatures that low! Where do you live…Antarctica?!!! 😉

        July 11, 2013 at 10:12 am

      • lol, sometimes it seems so … no we are in north central US. we get the winds in from Canada, the last two years have not been so bad. last year we had one week in the minus 10s thank goodness. if we get extreme cold and no snow cover the plants will heave themselves out of ground and die. if it weren’t for my kids i would be in tropical environment by now 😉

        July 11, 2013 at 10:16 am

      • The tropics have their disadvantages as well… mould! Also, people who live there for a long time end up going a little bit nuts 😉

        July 11, 2013 at 10:21 am

      • lol, what is most frightening to me is the indigenous animals i know nothing about, and some very big bugs 🙂

        July 11, 2013 at 10:24 am

      • And snakes…and lots of spiders and all sorts of strange bacteria and things that do terrible things to you that you don’t find in our more temperate climates. I think I will put up with the possums! 😉

        July 11, 2013 at 10:34 am

      • i’m probably stuck here anyway with the kids and the economy … if i do stay in states i hope i can at least get to the southern part eventually. 😉

        July 11, 2013 at 10:45 am

      • We didn’t start here in Tassie. Steve is an import from the U.K. and I am a native West Australian (other side of the country). My dad lived her and left us the property when he died. It’s a great opportunity to start a forest food garden on 4 acres using permaculture principals. We have a massive big tennis court sized veggie garden (fully enclosed) that we are working on but as penniless student hippies we are time rich, money poor. We are juggling our outdoor work with studies (that pays the bills) so we are often left with the options of doing sweet nothing and finding a way to solve our immediate problems (usually money 😉 ) so we are getting pretty good at problem solving and learning to make do, and use what we have to give us what we want. There are worse places to be stuck than Northern U.S. believe me! 🙂

        July 11, 2013 at 5:47 pm

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