$whoname
Greg's mystery garden
daisies
Gardening home page
Gardening links
Gardening diary
Garden plants
Mystery plants
Garden photos, by date
Greg's home page
Google

This is one of many pages describing plants and animal life that we have in our garden. In many cases, we don't know what they are. Comments welcome.

By default the photos on this page are relatively small (“thumbnails“). Click on them to get progressively larger photos.


These are various daisy-like flowers. I think I've identified most of them. They all appear to belong to the order Asterales, and most belong to the genus “Aster”.

I originally included the Gazanias here too; there are still a number of plants which deserve their own page, and this page will change further.

Osteospermum

These flowers are Osteospermum, also known as Cape daisies.

This one is clearly an Osteospermum ecklonis


This should be mystery-flower-3.jpeg.  Is it missing?
Image title: mystery flower 3          Dimensions:          3648 x 2736, 1200 kB
Make a single page with this image Hide this image
Make this image a thumbnail Make thumbnails of all images on this page
Make this image small again Display small version of all images on this page
All images taken on Saturday, 1 December 2007, thumbnails          All images taken on Saturday, 1 December 2007, small
Diary entry for Saturday, 1 December 2007 Complete exposure details

 
This should be purple-flowers-1.jpeg.  Is it missing?
Image title: purple flowers 1          Dimensions:          2736 x 3648, 1248 kB
Make a single page with this image Hide this image
Make this image a thumbnail Make thumbnails of all images on this page
Make this image small again Display small version of all images on this page
All images taken on Wednesday, 12 March 2008, thumbnails          All images taken on Wednesday, 12 March 2008, small
Diary entry for Wednesday, 12 March 2008 Complete exposure details

 
This should be purple-flowers-2.jpeg.  Is it missing?
Image title: purple flowers 2          Dimensions:          2736 x 3648, 656 kB
Make a single page with this image Hide this image
Make this image a thumbnail Make thumbnails of all images on this page
Make this image small again Display small version of all images on this page
All images taken on Wednesday, 12 March 2008, thumbnails          All images taken on Wednesday, 12 March 2008, small
Diary entry for Wednesday, 12 March 2008 Complete exposure details

 

Is this the same one, just a different colour, or is it a different species? I'd guess it's the same.


This should be cape-daisy.jpeg.  Is it missing?
Image title: cape daisy          Dimensions:          3648 x 2736, 704 kB
Make a single page with this image Hide this image
Make this image a thumbnail Make thumbnails of all images on this page
Make this image small again Display small version of all images on this page
All images taken on Tuesday, 27 May 2008, thumbnails          All images taken on Tuesday, 27 May 2008, small
Diary entry for Tuesday, 27 May 2008 Complete exposure details

 

Marguerite daisies

When we moved into the house, there was a daisy bush in the north garden:


This should be daisy-bush.jpeg.  Is it missing?
Image title: daisy bush          Dimensions:          1017 x 517, 112 kB
Make a single page with this image Hide this image
Make this image a thumbnail Make thumbnails of all images on this page
Make this image small again Display small version of all images on this page
All images taken on Tuesday, 19 June 2007, thumbnails          All images taken on Tuesday, 19 June 2007, small
Diary entry for Tuesday, 19 June 2007 Complete exposure details

 

We didn't think about it much, and the fact wasn't blooming much seemed normal for mid-winter. It took me over a year to even take real photos of it; but it became clear that, with a little water, it was completely transformed. It has bloomed profusely almost continually from September 2007 to August 2008, drooping a little in early December as it got warmer and before we had enough water for it to recover. Now that it's getting regular water, I suspect it'll bloom the year around. Here comparison photos taken on 19 June 2007 and a year later on 31 May 2008:


This should be daisy-bush.jpeg.  Is it missing?

Image title: daisy bush          Dimensions:          1197 x 809, 134 kB
Make a single page with this image Hide this image
Make this image a thumbnail Make thumbnails of all images on this page
Make this image small again Display small version of all images on this page
All images taken on Wednesday, 30 May 2007, thumbnails          All images taken on Wednesday, 30 May 2007, small
Diary entry for Wednesday, 30 May 2007 Complete exposure details

 
This should be daisy-bush.jpeg.  Is it missing?
Image title: daisy bush          Dimensions:          1788 x 890, 352 kB
Make a single page with this image Hide this image
Make this image a thumbnail Make thumbnails of all images on this page
Make this image small again Display small version of all images on this page
All images taken on Saturday, 31 May 2008, thumbnails          All images taken on Saturday, 31 May 2008, small
Diary entry for Saturday, 31 May 2008 Complete exposure details

 

After some research, I came to the incorrect conclusion that there is no such thing as a daisy bush in most parts of the world—we had one in Wantadilla, but it didn't get watered and thus bloomed only in the spring. I thus assumed that it was some kind of Olearia, but Laurel Gordon put me right and confirmed that it's a Marguerite daisy. Here some more recent detail photos:


This should be olearia-1.jpeg.  Is it missing?
Image title: olearia 1          Dimensions:          3648 x 2736, 1824 kB
Make a single page with this image Hide this image
Make this image a thumbnail Make thumbnails of all images on this page
Make this image small again Display small version of all images on this page
All images taken on Tuesday, 24 June 2008, thumbnails          All images taken on Tuesday, 24 June 2008, small
Diary entry for Tuesday, 24 June 2008 Complete exposure details

 
This should be olearia-2.jpeg.  Is it missing?
Image title: olearia 2          Dimensions:          3648 x 2736, 896 kB
Make a single page with this image Hide this image
Make this image a thumbnail Make thumbnails of all images on this page
Make this image small again Display small version of all images on this page
All images taken on Tuesday, 24 June 2008, thumbnails          All images taken on Tuesday, 24 June 2008, small
Diary entry for Tuesday, 24 June 2008 Complete exposure details

 

There were a number of these bushes in far too cramped conditions, so on 2 August 2008 I transplanted two of them to a border to the south-east paddock:


This should be garden-4-detail.jpeg.  Is it missing?
Image title: garden 4 detail          Dimensions:          1656 x 1028, 320 kB
Make a single page with this image Hide this image
Make this image a thumbnail Make thumbnails of all images on this page
Make this image small again Display small version of all images on this page
All images taken on Saturday, 2 August 2008, thumbnails          All images taken on Saturday, 2 August 2008, small
Diary entry for Saturday, 2 August 2008 Complete exposure details

  t

There was a second one in the garden, which bloomed yellow, but which looked old and not very happy, so we pulled it out. That didn't stop it, of course, and in June 2008 we found a number of shoots which we transplanted. We'll see how that goes. They're a bit lop-sided; hopefully they'll pick up when they have space to grow.

Marigolds


This should be flower-1.jpeg.  Is it missing?
Image title: flower 1          Dimensions:          3648 x 2736, 1504 kB
Make a single page with this image Hide this image
Make this image a thumbnail Make thumbnails of all images on this page
Make this image small again Display small version of all images on this page
All images taken on Saturday, 23 February 2008, thumbnails          All images taken on Saturday, 23 February 2008, small
Diary entry for Saturday, 23 February 2008 Complete exposure details

 
This should be flower-2.jpeg.  Is it missing?
Image title: flower 2          Dimensions:          3648 x 2736, 1072 kB
Make a single page with this image Hide this image
Make this image a thumbnail Make thumbnails of all images on this page
Make this image small again Display small version of all images on this page
All images taken on Saturday, 23 February 2008, thumbnails          All images taken on Saturday, 23 February 2008, small
Diary entry for Saturday, 23 February 2008 Complete exposure details

 

If I have this right, this is a kind of Calendula.


Gardening index Gardening diary Mystery plants All garden photos Greg's diary Greg's photos Greg's links

Valid XHTML 1.0! $Id: daisies.php,v 1.11 2009/01/22 01:01:54 grog Exp $