Please Don't Eat The Daisies

Montauk daisies have always been my favorite kind of daisies. They bloom in October and they can be found all over Long Island.



Montauk Daisies

daisy-happy-faceLook at how friendly their little faces are...

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daisy-happy-faceWhen I first arrived here, I went to look for them, and some nurseries didn't know what I meant, and other nurseries had all kinds but no Montauk Daisies.

Montauk Daisies

You can imagine my surprise when I stopped by the incredible Idylwilde Farms and saw them peeking their lovely friendly heads amongst all the mums.

Sam and Cocoa

My mother had given these daisies to me when I first moved to Princeton, New Jersey and she was still living out at the tip of Long Island. Over the years they grew to be a huge bush of daisies.

Montauk Daisies

daisy-happy-faceSo, I planted these this morning and now I will wait for them to grow into a friendly daisy bush greeting me each morning.

Montauk Daisies

These friendly faces got me to thinking about what a lovely day it is, and I think I will pack up all my troubles and go for a ride.


Montauk Daisies

daisy-happy-faceThese days things are just too overwhelming. Maybe these little faces remind me that like Grandma used to say "This too shall pass!"

My creation

The song for this post is Packing Blankets. Grandma's little sister, Adelaide loved daisies too.

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Hello Karen,

Thank you for visiting!
Love your gardens and your "daisy eater", so cute!

~ Gabriela ~

Beverly said...

Karen, I wish for you a day filled with sunshine and smiling faces. We all pray that this too shall pass.

Jane Marie said...

I have to admit that I haven't heard of Montauk daisies. I wonder if they will grow in Michigan?

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

Karen, you have such a lovely yard. And cute companions! Yes, I believe "this too shall pass". It's lovely to have daisies to brighten the day in the meantime. Blessings to you! ~Kathy

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Karen, I think I am going to go for a little ride today too. :)

Susan said...

I love your beautiful flowers! They would cheer anyone up!

Kim Caldwell said...

So glad you stopped by! Your flowers and pups are just the sweetest. So lovely!

Best, Kim

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Those daisys are so fun! They must be perrenials, right? Are they green all summer and then just bloom in October?
Penny

Kathleen Grace said...

Ahhh, the sweet daisies smile no matter the economy or the state of the world. Lets look at them and smile along:>)

Rue said...

Hi Karen :)

You made me want to plant daises everywhere :) They really are friendly and it's wonderful to look at them instead of the news, isn't it?

Hugs,
rue

Donna said...

Daisies are my favorite flower. They do have happy little faces and they make me smile!

Hugs,
Donna

Schotzy said...

what a sweet, sweet post! My shasta daisies are blooming, too. I posted about them today! They hav e always been my momma's favorite flower. I planted mine for her!

Teri C said...

Daisies? did someone say daisies? You know how much I love them and this post Karen! Marvelous!!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

When I saw the first pic, all I could see was the upper half of the pic and I thought, wow, someone has beautiful blonde hair! Then the rest of the pic downloaded and I saw that it was your dog! lol

Those daisies are lovely. I think they are cheerful flowers!

Kady

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