This post, “Coreopsis” was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana 


I am posting very early in the AM today because I have to go out of town and will not be home this evening.  It amazes me how dry everything is since we have not had any decent amount of rain in over three weeks.  I have been watering the garden every other day because it has been so windy lately and things dry out fast.  I usually water one or two sections a day, but yesterday I had to water everything since I won’t be home tonight and will get back late on Thursday.


As I have written about before, I try to keep yellow-flowered plants in the circle garden.  I have mainly perennials such as daylilies and Louisiana irises there with a sprinkeling of other plants for a little color variety or to help the yellow pop.


Today, the coreopsis bloomed.  They are such cheerful flowers.  I have two clumps surrounded by Stella d’Oro daylilies which should be opening up any day now.  I still have the yellow pansies there, too, but they will soon have to be pulled out because of the heat.  Just about that time, the Gold lantana will begin to bloom taking the pansies’ place.



Look at what showed up today.



  1. nancybond said,

    April 16, 2008 at 6:31 am

    Your garden is golden, for sure. 🙂

  2. Brenda Kula said,

    April 16, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Actually, yellow is the main color in my gardens. Every time I shop for new plants, I gravitate straight to the yellow-hued ones! And I end up telling myself, hey, need to look at other colors. But yellow naturally reminds everyone of sunshine and cheer.

  3. April 16, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Coreopsis are one of my favourite perennials in the garden. The blooms last for such a long time.

  4. Jan said,

    April 17, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Nancy, yes, it is golden. I am so fortunate to have a great site to garden, and the health to do it.

    Brenda, I, too, like yellow in the garden because it is so cheerful. I esp. like the yellow in the winter when it can be so dreary. Yellow pansies and snapdragons always lifts my spirts.

    Crafty Gardener, you are right about the long-lasting blooms. To me, that is one of the selling points of this plant.

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