The Shasta Daises are in the Philbrook garden, but they are hardy and blooming everywhere right now. The little insect resting on the daisy is either a sort of bee or a small wasp, to tell the truth I cannot tell for sure. Maybe a reader can tell me.
For a number of years I had both white Shasta Daises and yellow day lilies in a flower bed in front of my house. I also planted several dwarf pink crepe myrtle along the front of the bed. For about 10 years they coexisted rather well with the daises and day lilies blooming in early June, and the crepe myrtle filling the bed with pink from late June until frost.
Although I cut the crepe myrtle back to about 10 inches over the winter, it has become so vigorous that the yellow day lilies struggle to be seen through it and the Shasta daises seem to have disappeared. Survival of the fittest I suppose. Before next summer I will have to do some thinning.
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