GBBD: Instant Sunshine
We've got back from 2 weeks in sunny Ireland just in time for me to take this picture of Rudbeckia 'Little Goldstar' before the first storm of autumn hits us this morning. It illustrates perfectly how the use of yellow in the garden really helps to lift the gloom - it was so dark when I took this photo our little outdoor light came on when I went past. That was at 9am!
This Rudbeckia is smaller than most of its clan - reaching just over a foot tall and with a similar spread - so it's perfect for the front of the border. Bees love it and it flowers from July until October, so I love it too. The label says plant in full sun or partial shade, but I saw some interesting uses of R. 'Goldsturm' in deeper shade whilst I was on holiday. More on that to come...
I hope you enjoy this little bit of 'instant sunshine' in what promises to be some challenging weather for gardening today. It looks like I have the perfect excuse to look through my holiday photos instead ;)
Garden Bloggers' Blooms Day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.