Saturday, December 19, 2009
Marguerite daisies are a very common shrub that often are taken for granted, at least by me. But there are few shrub-like perennials that add as much light and sparkle to the garden bed and are as easy to grow in our climate. They are even fairly drought tolerant. Whenever a garden bed looks lackluster and is missing something I grab a few one gallon pots of these, which are a staple at most garden centers and big box stores, and just drop them in spots throughout the bed and they will most likely add a lightness and what I call 'sparkle' to the bed regardless of what other colors are already growing there. I cut them all the way back to the basal growth once a year and other times just keep them deadheaded to keep them blooming.