And there was joy in his voice for those buttercups growing in profusion along with ox-eye daisies
, cowslips, meadow vetchling and ragged robins on the reclaimed Pickerings Meadow, rising from the salt marshes on the Widnes side of the Mersey.
, tall spikes of foxgloves and even the occasional pyramidal orchid.
Different grass species interspersed with wild flowers such as ox-eye daisies
will attract more insects into the garden.
In early spring, showy evening primrose, Queen Anne's lace, and ox-eye daisies
bloom with abandon along roadsides.
The beds were seeded last spring and early this year with a mixture of perennials and self-reseeding annuals, including ox-eye daisies
, tall camas, lupine, alfalfa, red-flowering currant, Oregon grape and more.
They plant ox-eye daisies
by the hundreds of acres," Harper-Lore winces, "and adjacent states want to copy them.
and Queen Anne's lace play host to unusually designed checkered beetles and oddly-marked scarabs, feeding on the flowers' nectar.
Soon she began to express her artistry in the garden, favoring easy-care perennials like ox-eye daisies
, poppies, bellflowers, shrub roses, pansies, and columbines that thrive in the cool temperatures under sunny skies.
Guidelines include: Grow | more flowers, shrubs and trees that provide nectar and pollen as food for bees and other pollinators throughout the year - pussy willow, primroses and crocuses in spring, lavenders, meadow cranesbill and ox-eye daisies
in summer, ivy and hebes in autumn, and mahonia shrubs and cyclamen in winter.
There's fuchsia and montbretia and ox-eye daisies
nodding in the slipstream of cars.
Viola Foxglove Poppy & Iris Stunning scarlet poppies and electric blue flag iris are great bedding fellows Bluebells Wildflower meadow
Open-centred flowers such as these ox-eye daisies
not only add a dream-like quality to the grassy backdrop but also act as a magnet for bees, hoverflies and other nectar-loving insects.