Black Eyed Susan




Something is going on with my black eyed susan. Something funky! Looks like it’s growing another head, or a hat? I never grew them before. The coolest thing about them is that I planted them as seeds early last spring and by summer, I had flowers. Very cool!!

So now, when I thought they should by dying down…I noticed the various stages above. Maybe I just wasn’t paying close enough attention the first time around and this has all happened before.

Does anyone know what is going on?? It’s all very interesting and makes for great photos.

Pat R


One Of


You know the “one of” in your garden. The one with no brothers or sisters, here is mine. I know I  planted more than one of this type. But in my yard, the squirrels reign and made a fast meal of them in their early days. So now my “one of” stands alone.
Pat R


What’s in a Name?

All are photos of the same plant/bush/ shrub


Does anyone know the name of the plant that yields this flower? It’s very thorny. It seems to be a perennial bush/shrub..

I know there is a way to take a picture and run a search on the internet but I don’t know how. I photograped this at the edge of someone’s yard. Any info would be helpful.  Help!