Hollandaise sauce is one of my favourite summer flowering plants
. Three large clumps of feathery aromatic foliage grow together in my front garden in an east westerly aspect. Tall wiry stems arise from those clumps and most of the summer the daisies are in bloom. In August the syrphid flies flock to the flowers and as you move the stems a little cloud of flies rise above the petals. It’s also a deer resistant plant which means it can grow in rural front gardens. So you don’t have to worry about the stems getting nibbled. There’s so much I love about this little charming little chamomile flower …
Anthemis tinctoria Hollandaise Sauce
So cultivated and cultured at the beginning of summer,
|Anthemis tinctoria Hollandaise sauce
with soft mounds of filigree aromatic foliage and tall stems of creamy white petals.
While by August the’ve been tossed by the elements and sun beaten…… now petals and stems are less restrained.
Gracefully bending and intertwining,
some more modest than others,
Anthemis tinctoria Hollandaise sauce blooms like little miniature suns all a glow at sunset.
If you too would like to grow Anthemis tinctoria Hollandaise sauce and want some of those lazy daisy summer days in your garden here’s what they require…
- They love growing in full sun.
- Flower from late June to mid August here in Scotland.
- They are drought tolerant and hardy.
- Like a well drained position in good loamy soil.
- They are short lived in heavy soil.
- Clump forming with aromatic leaves.
- Height in flower approx 0.5 metres.
- May require staking… they flop naturally in my garden!
- Not liked by deer.
Thanks for putting in the link to the post on polarization. How often I have bemoaned the glare that ruined otherwise good shots! I will have to see if my lens will accept a polarizer; it would make a huge difference.
Your own daisy photos are delightful. I always enjoy your photography!
Beautiful photos. I use a polarizing filter on occasion, but not always. I will fix it in Photoshop if it is really bad, but it does save the extra step if I remember to put it on the lens.
love the effects and the daises.
Another imaginative and beautiful post, Rosie. Thank you for missing me! We had a great time in Scotland (largely Skye and Durness) … and then a few days in Pembrokeshire.
Pam's English Garden
Dear Rosie, I have heavy clay soil — maybe that's why my daisies don't last too long. Your photos are beautiful. P. x
These photos are as they say "for posterity"! As usual wonderful photos. I have a polarizing filter since last year, and sometimes i forgot that it is mounted and i try getting sunrise shots. LOL. They mostly look wonderful with sunsets. You should buy now, at once. Next time your photos will be amazingly-splendid-excellent shots. I dont know PS so my shots are uploaded directly from camera except for some cropping.
I did look on Scott's website and am convinced I should buy another poarizing lens, had one last year and it fell off in the garden never to be seeen again.
Beautiful photos of the daisies. Anything that flowers that well for that long has got to be a winner for me!
My little Cannon 'point and shoot' won't take a polarizing filter, but I'm angling after a better camera for Christmas….maybe I ought to add a filter to the hinting! 🙂
Lovely blog too – thanks 🙂
I am so glad that I read your post Rosie. This is a plant that I had and lost many moons ago but now have a more appropriate spot for. Great photos 🙂
Beautiful flowers, beautiful photographs!
They are lovely Rosie and such exquisite photographs!. However, they look too much like nasty, invasive daisies that grow wild around here and that I spend a lot of time weeding out.
Bom / Plant Chaser
Beautiful post and images, Rosie.
Thank you for the tip on the polarizer. I will click on your link now and read about it.
Your pictures are lovely!
Many thanks for your comment on my post and thanks also for letting me know that my dandelion was in fact a hawkweed. I even told my husband lol. I have saved the website you sent to me – looks really interesting. I look forward to reading it.
Beautiful, Rosie. I think we sometimes overlook daisies, but they are such a nice addition to the garden.
Thanks, too, for the link to scott's post.