My Shasta Daisies are blooming. I didn’t know that they have been around for more than 4,000 years and are part of 12,000 species. The name comes from Old English meaning Day’s Eye. Prolific flowers that bloom during the day and close at night. They are actually two flowers in one, the center is a flower in itself. The leaves are full of vitamin C and great in salads. They have been known to cure cough and helps digestion. It is said that they are heal bruises and back pain. They represent purity, innocence and beauty and are found everywhere except Antarctica. They are drought resistant and last a long time in vases, quite perfect perennials and the best part is that bees love them.