Most of the time I plant things in the garden, keep my fingers crossed, then sit back and wait, hoping that they will perform the way I envisioned them in my daydreams. I have some disappointments but most plants do fairly well and I am generally happy with the results.
Then there are the occasions when things turn out far better than what I expected.
It is like this with the Rudbeckias I planted below the deck in the back garden. I thought they would be pretty here but I didn't really expect how pretty.
I planted them from a six pack in early spring and now they are fully grown and lush with bloom. There are several varieties of Rudbeckias, these are the common, old fashion type. A tough, hardy selection that withstands our summer heat.
I have pink Austin roses, the extrodinary Climbing Pinkie rose and several kinds of dahlias planted here also - if you look closely you can see them, but right now the Rudbeckias are the stars of this border.
Any plant that can tolerate our 100+ degree days and look like this has my approval. This just might be my plant of the year.
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