9/01/2008

Brown-Eyed Susans

(Toledo, OH) Few flowers broadcast the idea of "summer" better than Rudbeckia hirta, better known as to me as Brown-eyed Susans. These perennial members of the Asteraceae provide many weeks of bright color, and they need very little in the way of TLC. I remember how the Brown-eyed Susans used to fill a field behind the house of my grandparents each August, turning the open space into a sea of waving yellow petals.

Personally, I prefer to spend more time enjoying the flora and fauna of my backyard than I would in expensive home theater furniture, but every person has individual preferences.

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