A summer roadside wildflower in Missouri
Missouri Coneflower, Rudbeckia missouriensis
Aster family (Asteraceae)
This yellow coneflower is a Missouri native.
Missouri coneflower is a Missouri native perennial. You can find these yellow flowers in limestone glades in the Ozarks. I noticed them along roadsides in late June and early July.
Rudbeckia missouriensis can spread to form wild colonies of yellow flowers growing between 2 and 3 feet tall. Daisy-like flowers have yellow rays and black center cones.
Narrow green leaves and the multiple stems are hairy. Long summer to early fall bloom period.
You may have seen yellow coneflowers outside of Missouri. Their growing region stretches into AR, IL, LA, MO, OK, TX.
the leaves and multi branched stems are hairy.
I saw these yellow conflowers on the road to Laura Ingles Wilder’s home and museum.
I have raised beds and high hopes for Southeast Missouri garden, zone 6A. We are still a couple of weeks away from the juicy giant tomato of my dreams.
“Do you want a tomato sandwich?” I yelled out the back door last summer.
“Tomato sandwich? You mean without the Bacon?” Jules replied.
This was an un paralleled act of generosity on my part. I was offering to share the first big red, ripe tomato of the summer.
Jules won’t come in for a lunch-time tomato sandwich. He will come in for a Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich.
Let’s share our tomato favorites throughout the season. Leave a comment, please.
Indigo Rose Saladette tomato. photo PBH
I have a new raised bed that is 4 ft square and I plan to see just how much I can produce in this small space. My point is that we can have fresh home-grown produce in the space of an apartment balcony, or a suburban front porch.
I’m growing great tomatoes in a 5 gallon bucket. Plus, there is room to tuck in a basil plant, some thyme or, some chives.
I am also growing a brand new tomato, Indigo Blue. It is a saladette tomato, meaning bigger than a cherry tomato but smaller than a Celebrity. Saladette is a GIANT Cherry or a really small beefsteak.
All my garden seed is from:
Baker Creek Heirloom Seed
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
Posted in Herbs in the garden, Herbs in the kitchen, My Gardens, My Homeplace, Oh Grow Up!
Tagged basil, BLT, Garden, high hopes, lettuce, Missouri, raised beds, Southeast, Tomato, zone 6A
Superbells Grape Punch, a Calibrachoa hybrid introduced by Proven Winners is attracting hummingbirds. Photo PBH
I couldn’t wait to tell you about this little petunia-like flower because the humming birds and I have already decided this is a perfect plant for my patio. It’s continuous color with no added work.
I’ll blog about Superbells Grape Punch, a Calibrachoa hybrid, after it withstands our dry, hot, humid August in Southeast Missouri. (zone 6) It is supposed to look good through fall, until that first hard frost.
Calibrachoa hybrid, summer-long little fade proof purple trumpets. photo: PBH
Last summer, I told you about my patio Containers – Calibrachoa and Coleus and Look For This Plant Superbells® Coralberry Punch Calibrachoa, so, I am familiar Calibrachoa.
It is my honor to trial Superbells® Grape Punch, for Proven Winners this summer. Read more about this annual after the trial.