Store bought and wrapped? Na ah. I like mine homegrown and potted.

Shining Yellow Daisy (Euryops) by Luigi FDV.
Euryops, yellow bush daisy, or African Yellow Daisy
is a marvelous addition to any garden that has a well-drained, full sun situation. This is a plant that provides sunny, yellow daisy-like flower color against a mat of appealing finely cut green or grey-green foliage all season long to some degree (it does not flower as much in very hot conditions, but there will still be a few blooms). It is a tough plant that survives all but the most extreme warm weather conditions including moderate drought. Sadly, this plant is not winter hardy except in the most temperate regions.

End of summer / Fin del verano by Claudio.Ar (not too much online).
Skyscraper Sunflower

Teddy Bear Sunflower by frilledlizard07.
Teddy Bear Sunflower
of course, the Dwarf Sunspot Sunflower

Sunflowers in the bud stage exhibit heliotropism. At sunrise, the faces of most sunflowers are turned towards the east. Over the course of the day they follow the sun from east to west, while at night they return to an eastward orientation. This motion is performed by motor cells in the pulvinus, a flexible segment of the stem just below the bud. As the bud stage ends, the stem stiffens and the blooming stage is reached.

Chrysanthemum coronarium

Curly Yellow Locks by Pandorea....

Curly by Kalle Anka.

Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC.An ancient Chinese city (Xiaolan Town of ZhongshanCity) was named Ju-Xian, meaning "chrysanthemum city". The plant is particularly significant during theDouble Ninth Festival. The flower was introduced intoJapan probably in the 8th century AD, and theEmperor adopted the flower as his official seal. There is a "Festival of Happiness" in Japan that celebrates the flower.

The flower was brought to Europe in the 17th century. Linnaeus named it from the Greek word χρυσόςchrysous, "golden" (the colour of the original flowers), and ἄνθεμον -anthemon, meaning flower.


“That young lady is like a lotus flower that can make mud clear. Hold her dearly (in high esteem). She’s a lotus who can make a family for you.”

-Boys over flowers


The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.



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