Gaillardia pulchella. Sounds like an Italian actress, but is, in fact, what we Central Texans call, “Indian blanket” or “firewheel.” When I see these, I know the shift from spring to summer has begun.

flowers050215-8 Your share this week will likely feature these beauties as well as a few Ratibida columnifera or “Mexican hats” as we like to call ’em in these parts.flowers050215-7

Week 5 CSA Flowershare, 5.3.15

Week 5 CSA Flowershare, 5.3.15

As you can see from this photo that features a few bits of everything — oregano, garlic, salvia, pineapple guava, vervain, pyrethrum, hats, fire wheels…there’s no telling what will turn up in your bouquet as we wait on our other blooms.