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Get bitten by the Shasta daisy love bug
enough to have been brought the clumps every couple of Cream’. Standing at 40 cm
to this county from Europe as years or so to keep the plant high, it has lemon yellow
an ornamental garden plant. vigorous, or allow it to self petals with a darker yellow
From them, a cultivar was seed in the garden. button eye. This is certainly
derived producing the Shasta The Shasta daisy is the of- worth searching out and
daisy (Leucanthemum x su- ficial flower of Innisfil, and if adding to the garden.
perbum) in single, semi-dou- you wanted to add some to Tall varieties of shastas
ble and double flowered your garden, there are many can be cut or pinched back in
By Judith Rogers forms. Singles tend to be selections. These range from late May, resulting in shorter
He loves me, he loves me hardier. ‘Snowcap’, which is a com- stems and a bloom time of a
not. Shasta is a native word pact 30 centimetre high, to the week or so later. Some good
Most young girls have meaning ‘white’ and they are 120 centimetre high ‘Silver neighbours to grow with
plucked the petals off daisies very similar in appearance to Spoons’ that usually require daisies are yarrow, tall se-
one by one, hoping to dis- the ox-eye, but with a larger staking, unless you grow dums and echinacea.
cover if their beau truly loves head and are not usually as medium height plants in front Shasta daisies will last up
them. Wild ox-eye daisies, invasive. They can, however, that will hold them up. to 10 days in a flower
usually the accomplice in de- if left to seed at will, revert ‘Thomas Killin’ is a semi- arrangement, and since they
ciding his secret fate are back to the ancestral trait of Photo by Judith Rogers double with creamy yellow are such a cheerful addition
found growing in the poor being invasive. A Shasta daisy. centres that is 60 to 90 cm to any colour scheme, try a
soil along roadsides or danc- A great flower for sunny They bloom in June and July, cut them back to the basal fo- tall, and the well known vase of them alone. For those
ing upon the breeze in open borders, Shasta daisies will and deadheading the spent liage, which will stay green ‘Alaska’ has the classic sin- who have not tried the petal
fields. They are considered grow in any soil, tolerate flowers to the lateral buds over winter. gle blooms at 60 cm tall. plucking, this could be the
an invasive, noxious weed by drought and are rarely both- will prolong the bloom time. This is one perennial that A recent introduction is entertainment at your next
some, but were treasured ered by pests, including deer. After flowering is complete, can be short lived, so divide the delicious ‘Banana barbecue!
SON: About $12,000 raised for memorial LSRCA looking
Continued from FRONT head." showed up for his birthday heroes
None of the allegations The fundraising efforts for celebration. They've walked Do you know somebody
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"Hearing the details of what says Antle. you have to be a member. Conservation Authority is
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and (the attempts) to save his out boxes around the com- two plots; whoever goes first, for the annual awards that
life, it's pretty violent. munity, and people just myself or his dad, will get the recognize groups and indi-
“You can always surmise, gave," she said. "We really other one. He certainly viduals who work to im-
but when you hear the de- want to say 'thank you' to the would have wanted to be in prove the environment
tails, the wounds were a lot community, for being there that area." around the lake.
worse than what ... we were financially, and with their The unveiling begins at 11 Photo courtesy of Facebook Forms and criteria are
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