Sunday, September 28, 2008

Gaillardia/ Today's Flowers

'Orange and Lemon' Gaillardia or, as some people call this flower, blanket flower.

So far, no frost in my gardens! YAY! Gaillardia is a perennial so won't be killed, but the plant will die down to the ground.

Ha! So far so good! The first fall frost date for here usually occurs between September 16 (for Barrie, an hour north of here) and October 6 (for Toronto, an hour south of here). From today on, I'll count each frost-free day as a lucky one...one extra day of blooms. ;-)


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35 comments:

Frankie / Nick said...

What a beautiful shot and your photographs throughout your blog are admirable. Great work thank you for sharing.

B. Roan said...

I'll be sad when the flowers are gone for the winter. This one is beautiful.

Karoliina Urso said...

Nice details

Rose said...

I wish I could remember where I heard the name Gaillardia...I can't remember if you or someone else has posted a picture before or not. But I know I have heard it mentioned in books or something and now I know what it is. It is beautiful.

It always amazes me the things I could look up on he net and never think about, and then someone shows it to me and I wonder why I hadn't thought to look it up on my own.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Beautiful Gaillardia! Unless something unusual occurs, we won't have frost here for several weeks.

Mary Helen said...

Beautiful photos...how do you get your photos to show up so big on your site..

People with Cameras said...

Simply perfect!

Judi~Gmj said...

This is beautifully photographed. I really like this fower, it is so dependable for color.

Rose said...

I finally remembered where I heard the name gaillardia...from a quilt by Ruth McDowell.

Day4plus said...

Beautiful shot. It almost looks crystalized with sugar. Well will have a frost in October for sure. Last week it got down to 35F but now is warm. When we had grapes we had to wait for the frost before we could pick them. It was said that the frost set the sugar in them. MB

Hildegarde said...

An excellent image !! I wish you as many non-frost days as possible !

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Another great visual moment.

Sorry for not being visiting as often as I wished.
For the moment by I'll have to pay a weekly visit.
Sorry.

see you there! said...

Great photo, you are so talented with your camera. Hope you have many more frost free days. We're still in the 70's here and maybe the low 50's at night.

Darla

Mary said...

So beautiful! You must have an amazing garden!!! Wishing you a few more frost-free days... :)

Misty Dawn said...

That is a very beautiful flower! I love the colors.

Tanya said...

You have such a beautiful garden. I consider myself lucky that you are still frost free!

Shammickite said...

No frost here either, I'm a bit south of you. Nice to have such mild weather, I hope it lasts.
My gaillardia has been amazing this year... literally HUNDREDS of blooms. I keep trimming the seed heads off and more flowers come.

Reader Wil said...

You only need one single flower to convince everybody that you are a great photographer! Splendid!
Have a nice week!.

Becky and Gary said...

That's a gorgeous flower. Beautiful picture of it.
We've hsd no frost here either, but a couple time it's been close. Every day, one day closer till Spring! LOL

tr3nta said...

Yours today Flower as beautiful colors...

Carletta said...

Such color - I loved orange and lemon - describes it so well.
You caught this so well - excellent!

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful flower and colors.

Leora said...

That's another flower I would love to have in my garden! Love this photo. Hope you don't get frost too soon. Not much sign of it here in New Jersey; I'm hot, frankly!

Quiet Paths said...

We haven't had one yet either. I want one so the grapes will turn sweet but I will miss the flowers. This image I could look at for a long time. It is so lovely.

April said...

Gorgeous sunlit Gaillardia! We've been lucky too with no frost yet which is very unusual. But, it's so nice to still see flowers blooming everywhere. Your photos are always beautiful!

Zazevedo said...

Beautiful photo.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Marvelous flowers and fantastic colors!
Well done also!
Thanks for posting in TODAY'S FLOWERS!

Luiz & Denise - Today\'s Flowers Team.

Denise BC said...

Hi, this blanket flower is very beautiful and interesting, great job. I thank you for sharing with us so much beauty.

Denise & Santilli - The team of Today's Flowers

2sweetnsaxy said...

Beautiful shot! Nothing frost bitten here in Southern California. We're still looking at weather in the 90's.
:-(

guild-rez said...

Wonderful picture..
Thank you for your visit and comment.

dot said...

What a beautiful flower! They will soon be all gone here and I don't have that many pictures saved for Luiz's meme.

Inkivääri, Finland said...

Just beautiful and a new colour of gaillardia to me:)

Marie said...

Beautiful!

ellen b said...

What a gorgeous shot of this interesting flower. I love the coloring. I'm late in getting around this week...Thanks for your visit to mine :0)

ilanadavita said...

Great shot. Congratulations.

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