5/16/19: Flowers in the Yard of Fran Robinson

Fran Robinson is a Master Gardener & a masterful gardener.  Her 2-acre yard was amazingly weed-free due to her diligence & vigilance.

It was wonderful to re-visit her yard and to see how much she has accomplished.  We lasted visited her yard in July of 2017.

This May her spring flowers were fabulous and diverse, including …

Florida green eyes (Berlandiara subacaulis) not commonly used in Indian River County …


… blanket flower (Gaillardia pulchella), a yellow flowered variety grown from seed collected, with permission, from the yard of Carol Thomas …

yellow gaillardia2

… as well as the “usual” multi-colored blanket flower …

gaillardia ruffly

gallardia by door

… twinflower (Dyschoriste oblongifolia), a great low-growing groundcover for somewhat moist places …



… native blue porterweed (Stachytarpheta jamaicensis), a low growing plant that you do not want to confuse with the shrubby exotic invasive pest porterweed (Stachytarpeta cayenennsis) …

stachytarpheta jamaicensis

… fast-growing, salt & drought-tolerant beach dune sunflower (Helianthus debilis) in her large front bed …

helanthus debilis bed

… and, black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia hirta) …


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