Looking down towards the road. That's the well right up front.
|(Gaillardia x grandiflora)|
A happy surprise this summer was the emergence and quite spectacular blooming of these Blanket Flowers (Gaillardia x grandiflora). I harvested seeds from the Leslie Street spit (Tommy Thompson Park) a few years ago and threw them all over the Mound. Hopefully they'll self seed a bit. On the spit, where the 'soil' started life as concrete landfill, these flowers only grow to about six inches or so. On the Mound they're reaching 18 inches -- I guess I can't complain anymore about how horrible the soil is here eh?