Monday, July 07, 2008

A Peggy Picture...

Indian Blanket Flower
Click on photo to enlarge - © 2008 peggy otterstrom

Peggy caught this image of an Indian Blanket Flower (Gaillardia pulchella) yesterday evening as the sun was lowering in the sky over Earth Home Garden. Indian Blanket Flower (also known as Firewheel) is a hardy drought-tolerant perennial wildflower native to the Plains States. It's also the State Flower of Oklahoma.

Ours come from a wildflower seed mixture I planted over 20 years ago about where the giant rock birdbath is now. We've enjoyed their reliable profusion of summer color scattered throughout the garden ever since.

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Blogger dlynthomas said...

What a beautiful photo. The colors are great!

6:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stunning! a lovely 'peggy picture' :)

10:49 AM  
Blogger clairesgarden said...

fabulous colours, nice to have such plants self seeding for such a long time, a good case for the right plant in the right place.

3:03 AM  
Blogger gfid said...

that photo fairly glows - what gorgeous color. oddly, the gallardia is one of the plants that's reliably hardy way up here in the north (with some winter protection) it always astonishes me to find beautiful things that can take such extremes of climate.

8:16 PM  

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