My daughters and I made the first trip of the summer to our local Farmer's Market on Saturday and it was a delightful place to spend the morning. In Michigan, it is very early for any kind of vegetables or fruit, besides some lettuce, onions and potatoes. But, there are flowers, flowers and more flowers! I was happy wandering amongst the annuals, hanging baskets and especially the perennials. There was music playing, the sun was shining and there was the smell of fresh donuts and coffee in the air - perfection :-)
I purchased three flowering plants at prices that can't be beat - $3.50 each. I would have paid three times that at my local nursery and I know they are quality plants that will grow in this region and soil. I planted them right away in my perennial bed and they look so pretty.
I'm not sure the names of these perennials and hope some of you gardeners can help me out. I think the yellow and orange plants are Gaillardia - am I right? And, I can tell the purple plant is a variety of daisy, but does it have a unique name?