Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Moonshine And Daisies

Achillia, "Moonshine" Yarrow is such an easy drought tolerant plant. 

I have it growing in the flower bed along our front walk under our living room window. 

Other than cutting down the foliage in the fall (so I'll be able to see the crocus and grape hyacinths in the spring), and deadheading it through the summer; it doesn't take any maintenance.  It gets a little tall and floppy at times.  I think all the rain we've been having caused it to really shoot up and get tall.  It is flopping out onto the front walk a bit.

It is also mixing with the prolific daisies I have this year.

They mix together very well.


  1. They do they do! A great combo indeed.

  2. Beautiful..I was expecting to see some moonshine in a mason jar, lol.

  3. Oh, I thought the 'moonshine' in the title would have involved some type of distillery and perhaps a recipe. Pity.

    Anyway, I do like the combination of the yarrow and the daisies. The yarrow resembles lantana, which is also indestructible. Very nice.

  4. I luv your flowers they look great in the garden. Now I had some "white lighting" when we were in South Caroloina. Is that the same thing you think? Thank's for stopping by today. And have your self a great day in the garden.Julian

  5. It is so nice that you stopped by to visit. I recognize your garden hat in your photo from many blogs I follow! I had some purple yarrow once and loved it, but whenever it would touch my arms/hands, I would itch and break out. Yours is beautiful mixed with the daisies. I am adding you to my list of blogs I read and I will spend this rainy GA afternoon looking through your posts. Hope you have a great evening.

  6. Indeed, Achillia, "Moonshine" is a wonderful plant and it sits on a lower bank in our garden and receives only the water the heavens give it, and it shines and delights. We love drought tolerant in our neck of woods. Hope you are having a wonderful week.

  7. I got a great yarrow last year from high country gardens. It is very bright gold--called Coronado gold. It has the same brilliant color, but is on HUGE thick sturdy stems and sticks out very regally, instead of flopping like my pink yarrow.

  8. ~tina
    Thanks for checking them out.

    ~Tallulah's Antique Closet
    You all seem to be thinking of something other than gardening today.

    Purple yarrow. I haven't seen any of that. Sorry it wasn't good for you.

    The best water for a garden comes from the heavens. You have a good week too.

    HCG is where I got this yarrow. I may have to look into the Coronado Gold, and you have pink yarrow? I must check on that too. I have a white yarrow in the back yard.


  9. They go well together, the yarrow and daisies. I'll refrain from the obvious moonshine jokes as they've already been done!

  10. ~The Idiot Gardener
    Thanks for stopping by. I kind of expected a few moonshine jokes.


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