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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Macro Flower Saturday - Gaillardia "Fanfare"

I've been watching this Gaillardia "Fanfare" (Blanket flower) for a week or so, since I first noticed the buds. I was thrilled when I got home from work last night and saw the first bloom fully open.  And I was surprised at the size of the bloom.  It's almost 3 inches across in the photo above!

There are several of them along the border in the front garden and they're all starting to bloom.

Also, the bluebonnet that I showed you last week, and lamented that I didn't see any flower buds on it, is now putting out flower spikes.

I'm entering this post in Macro Flower Saturday, hosted by Maia because I feel the first photo fits that meme. Visit this link, or the button in the side bar, to see more great macro flower photos

Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.


My garden haven said...

Nice gaillardias...tried growing them once, but it is too hot in the tropics for them to flourish. I'll just admire yours then.

Jayne said...

They seem to do very well here Rosie. I'm glad you like mine :-)

Maia said...

Blanket flowers are in bloom already?! You must have a beautiful weather there.
These colorful flowers are very showy in borders.