“A satellite dish for sunshine…”

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.  …

Now Blooming In My Corner of North Georgia: Black-Eyed Susan

All in the Downs the fleet was moor’d,  The streamers waving in the wind,  When black-eyed Susan came aboard;  ‘O! where shall I my true-love find?  Tell me, ye jovial sailors, tell me true  If my sweet William sails among the crew.’ “Black-eyed Susan” by John Gay  Black-eyed Susan, or Rudbeckia, also is known as Brown-Eyed…

Finally blooming in my corner of North Georgia: Black Eyed Susan

Native to the central United States, Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) can be found throughout North America in gardens and parks. According to traditional medicine, the roots can be used to stimulate the immune system. The Ojibwa tribe used the roots as a poultice for snake bites and for treating colds and worms in children.  The Menominee and Potawatomi tribes used the plant as…