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Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Burgundy Blanket

Last year, I started acquiring plants that are red in someway for a flower bed.  My "red bed."
I purchased Gaillardia grandiflora 'Burgundy' or Burgundy Blanket Flower from High Country Gardens.  It just sat there last year.  This year, it is blooming!!!!!








15 comments:

  1. I like that color! Far far nicer than the orange/yellow mix ones I had.
    Hope you had an enjoyable weekend. It was finally HOT here---my plants must have grown 6".

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  2. Very pretty REDS.... I love the idea of a red bed or a yellow bed or pink bed, etc.... Our flowers are all different colors --kinda a hodgepodge.... ha

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. Someone told me that perennials --
    1st year - sleep
    2nd year - creep
    3rd year - leap

    So never expect much until the third year and I think by the 4th year, they need dividing so you start with "sleepers" all over again!!! LOL!

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  4. That is a very pretty one also. I like the Gaillardia very much.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  5. That's a wonderful color.

    Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

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  6. Love the rich color! Hope you have a good week.

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  7. I love that one. I had it for about 3 years, but it didn't come back this year. I think it got smothered by the neighboring rue.

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  8. OOOOH. .love that!! Next year it will be self seeding too! And I bet it has a long bloom time, so you can enjoy it!!

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  9. Sometimes we just have to be patient with the plants we buy. They'll bloom on their schedule, not ours.

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  10. I like that Burgundy flower! What a great idea - to create a red bed....

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  11. I think that perennial is tempermental
    but yours look happy...good for you

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  12. I have those and I ordered two of them from High Country one died. We had such a hot summer last year I lost a lot of plants that were meant for hot weather, but not Ar. I have found they do not last a long time. I had the yellow and orange and they were beautiful for last fall I planted about 6 in my orange bed none came back this year.

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  13. They don't seam to last over three years I had orange and the red, I ordered the red from High Country also. I have no more orange ones.

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  14. Oh that is pretty. I love Gaillardia. They just bloom and bloom.

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  15. I had orange and they were beautiful and big but they did not come back this year. About 3 years is the life of them I think. I bought 2 red ones from High Country one died last year and I till have one.

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