Bold & Beautiful by lorilee

Blanket Flower along a fence row near the woods
by my home in northeast Iowa. USA
Image taken with my Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.

Gaillardia aristata (Asteraceae)

A hardy, drought tolerant perennial found throughout much of the United States. Easily established from seed, it frequently forms dense colonies of brilliant red flowers with yellow rims.

Thrives in full sun in well-drained areas. Occasional watering will extend the blooming period. Allow seed heads to completely dry prior to trimming. This will aid in reseeding for the following year.

Height: 18 to 24 inches
Blooming period: May-September

Hello! I am a wife, mother, worship leader and piano teacher. Photography is a new passion of mine. I also enjoy singing, playing the piano & flute, bicycling and the theatre! Thank you for all your kindness and support here. God bless you!

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  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 2 years ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful work

  • Thanks, Larry!!! :o)

    – lorilee

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 2 years ago

    Gorgeous, perfect title

  • Thank you so much, Byron & Julie!!

    – lorilee

  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 2 years ago

    Such a colourful flower, beautiful capture Lori x

  • Thank you, Pauline!! :o)

    – lorilee

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedlealmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thanks, Rick!!! :o)

    – lorilee

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkeralmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture & color my friend ! Hugs

  • Thank you so much, Tom!!

    – lorilee

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 2 years ago

    Great title for this flower

  • Thank you, Kala!! :o)

    – lorilee

  • John Butler
    John Butleralmost 2 years ago

    What a wonderfully apt description Lorilee. Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Thanks, John!! :o)

    – lorilee

  • canonman99
    canonman99almost 2 years ago

    great color contrasts

  • Thank you so much, Dennis!!

    – lorilee

  • Martha Medford
    Martha Medfordalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful. I have a similiar flower (Yellow & Red) , but I don’t know what it is!

  • Thank you, Martha!!! :o)

    – lorilee

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