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In the way back corner of our property is a small quarter circle garden next to the big hurricane fence and work gate. I have planted a lovely Possumhaw holly, some sages, milkweed and Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’. It is meant to be a wildlife garden. The birds must have heard and decided to plant  Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta).

Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta

Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta)

These flowers just love this corner of my garden. They come back every year and I swear they grow taller every year.

They are taking over the canna bed this year! Can you see the possumhaw holly?

Can you see the possumhaw holly? There is actually a good sized bird bath in there too!

Red Cannas and Black-eyed Susans

This year the Black-eyed Susans are encroaching on my Canna Row. Thinking about thinning them.

I have read that they are suppose to be around 2 to 3 feet, although the Farmer Almanac said or more : ). You can see ours are already taller than the neighbors garage. Perhaps it is our healthy soil and the seaweed extract we put through our drip-tube irrigation system now and again.

They are now about 12 feet tall. and you can see the holly behind them here.

Here you can see the holly behind them.

I love there cheerful yellow flowers!

I love there cheerful yellow flowers and enjoy them every morning from my kitchen window!

I am hoping the birds have a nice little feast. In fall when all the seeds are spent we cut them down and I then I work on the garden to make it pretty for winter.