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Another Treasure

July 19th, 2018

My mom always had tiny English daisies growing in her lawn. I’ve been wanting to get some for quite a while, not to grow in the lawn, but to grow in the flowerbed. Last week, while visiting a local greenhouse, I spotted this little pink beauty and picked it up.

I planted it under my tool rack in the main vegetable garden. It’s perfect for that location, adding interest without adding any height or getting in the way of the tools. Lately, I’ve been focusing on adding more layers to my garden, high things and low things. This is the perfect low area to add a bit of interest.

Do you grow any plants that you have fond memories parents or grandparents growing in their gardens?

3 Comments to “Another Treasure”
  1. Hazel on July 22, 2018 at 2:43 am

    I love daisies, they’re in my lawn too. Did you know they’re supposed to be good for bruises? You can make the flower heads into a salve or put them in a bath (you might need to wait for your plant to grow a bit first!)

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  2. Nebraska Dave on July 23, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    Susy, I. have tried to get hollyhocks to grow but haven’t had much luck. My grand mother had them growing beside her house.

    have a great garden treasure day.

    Nebraska Dave

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  3. Melanie G on July 24, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    My grandmother loved hostas and had so many different varieties. I love having them, too, and they always remind me of her!

    When I was little, that same grandmother would always come to visit in the spring to help us plant our annuals around the house. She helped me build a little shaded bed in the backyard that was just mine. I remember always planting dusty miller, alyssum, and purple floss flowers :-)

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