We plant flowers that are supposed to be perennials in the back garden . But they die out, and two years later reappear in the front garden. Ah, nature!
These are Rudbeckia hirta, a type of sunflower commonly known as Black-Eyed Susan or coneflower, and they are blooming now in my corner of Northeast Georgia.
“I don’t think there’s anything on this planet that more trumpets life than the sunflower. For me that’s because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that’s such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life.” (Helen Mirren)