Breath Of Ecology

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Now that my jonquils have come and gone, my garden is now flooded with those "happy" little white and yellow flowers called daisies that sprang up from last-year's seeds that fell.


The word daisy is found in songs, girls' names, and even Dagwood's dog; and how often have their petals been plucked to the tune of, "He loves me; he love me not."


 There are actually thousands of varieties of daisies including the Gerbera, African, and Chrysanthemum type with which we are most familiar, and they are all low-maintenance.


They love the sun, are not bothered by insects nor disease, and their underground network allows them to spread throughout the garden.


Daisies grow between eight and twenty-four inches tall, and it's quite a treat for me to go out and look at that sea of white, gently moving with the breeze, flooding my garden.


"Fresh as a daisy" pretty well describes it.

Written by:  Sr. Joel:  a Dominican Sister of Peace who lives in Springfield, KY.  She is a native of New Orleans  and has been a teacher, school and parish administrator, social worker, religious educator, and missionary.  She has written "Breath of Ecology" for local newspapers and has published a book under the same title.

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