Black Eyed Susans
When I was a little girl, I fell in love with Black Eyed Susans. They weren't flowers in my mother's garden, but rather they grew wild in the park by our house. I was intrigued by how alike and how different they were from daisies, another favorite. Once I had a garden of my own, I filled it with Black Eyed Susans. Who knew I would spend the next 3 decades in a love/hate relationship with the flower! I still love them, but I'm always battling them to keep them under control (They can be so pushy :)
Anyway... this year, like all of my plants, my poor Black Eyed Susans are looking a bit frumpy from the heat. It got me to thinking, and before long, I decided to make some playful Black Eyed Susans for inside. I have visions of surrounding the gnome house with flowers!
Of course, who wants flowers around your gnome house unless they have personality? So, you simply push the petals down and...
tah dah... meet our newest little flower fairy. We will be sharing the pattern later in the week, hopefully with some variations to chose from!
What flower is a "must have" in your garden?