Archives for black eyed susans

Susan with the Brown Eyes

Categories: Macro and Plants.

I love taking macro photos and here are some of the rudbekia that is blooming. I love this native/wildflower that grows in the garden each year. This is a plant that takes care of itself … doesn’t mind the heat,  doesn’t mind if it doesn’t get much water, isn’t particular about soil conditions. These are also known as brown eyed Susan. A native plant that looks great in any garden.       More from The Gardener Side plants … seed info … veggies & herbs … bulbs, corms, tubers the gardens  … whimsy in the garden
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R is for Rudbekia

Categories: Plants and Seeds.

Rudbeckia or black eyed Susan, brown eyed Susan, gloriosa or rudbekia. I love this native/wildflower that grows in the garden each year. There are over 20 varieities, sometimes called coneflowers. I have at least 6 different varieties, but don’t know the technical names.   They require little very care, self seeds itself and displays varying colours of blooms. They grow about 45 to 100 cm. high in full sun and will tolerate dry conditions. It is sometimes listed as a perennial or a hardy biennial.   Blooms appear towards the end of June and last right through to fall. The plant
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