I love gardens, but admittedly, I am a less than attentive gardener. Mostly I plant perennials, occasionally annuals like petunias- you know- the hardy kind- that can live in sun or shade, with or without weeding, if it’s wet or if it’s dry. (USUALLY I water them on dry days, but mostly I rely on God to decide when they need rain). I am lucky that lilies and daisies love my garden (they are just starting to bloom now)- hostas are pretty and seemingly invincible, and my spirea are thriving- but I don’t try anything fancy.
SO…when I stopped at a local roadside greenhouse to pick up some fresh asparagus (SO TASTY) and just picked strawberries (nothing better!) I wasn’t looking for new flowers. All of this preamble to say that I was attracted to a display of annuals on sale for $1.00 each. It was the pink that caught my eye at first, and then the name “GAZANIA”. Oh, when I saw a name like that, I knew that I needed to plant it at my home. I can’t stop saying it Gazania Gazania Gazania.
My garden was already full, so I planted two of them, one orange and one pink, in a window basket that I have on my deck. It’s visible from my kitchen window, so I should have plenty of visual reminders to water them. So far a week later, they are healthy and well.