Summer Entertaining: Indian Summer Black-Eyed Susan

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Indian Summer Black-Eyed Susan 

Rudbeckia hirta ‘Indian Summer’ is a beautiful, impressive daisy that transitions well from summer to fall. Signified by a large brownish-black cone in the center of the flower & long yellow petals, Indian Summer Black-Eyed Susan offers rich color when used as border specimens & cut flowers. Light requirements of full sun will keep these lovely blooms looking their best. The just a bit of the spiky green foliage lends wonderful contrast in texture. Learn how to care for & create beautiful arrangements when summer socials are in order.

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Beautiful flower arrangements should change with the seasons so begin by choosing items currently in bloom. Savvy southerners know to have distinctive garden varieties planted around their outdoor space that can be used for a number of occasions. Creating arrangements from these flower picks are designed to be effortless & fast to prepare since entertaining involves many fine details as the event draws closer. Indian Summer Black-Eyed Susan offers a variety of large & medium-size blooms. Several clippings are all that is necessary to elevate spaces when entertaining.

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Once you are familiar with several blooming plant & shrub varieties, making your own flower arrangements can be fun & fulfilling. If you don’t have these garden staples growing in your green space, pick them up from local nurseries & plant them either in pots or in your yard as they can be used in a number of lovely ways.

The Profile

Indian Summer Black-Eyed Susan

Indian Summer Black-Eyed Susan is a biennial that may be identified by it’s bold, large yellow blooms. They are the ideal specimen to add to cutting gardens as the flowers may grow from 6 to 9-inches in diameter. This late season stunner is sometimes referred to as a perennial but a tender one in that it may not survive below 10 to 20 degrees F in the winter months. Overall, Rudbeckia hirta ‘Indian Summer’ is easy to grow & care for if watered regularly. Specimens reach approximately 2 to 2 1/2 feet tall & spread an equal width so space them accordingly. Indian Summer looks particularly good when planted in mass so be certain to display them in highly visible areas to really make an impact. It’s the ideal flower to showcase in cottage wildflower gardens & look particularly attractive along fences. Simple glass containers allow this cheery daisy to shine when yard arrangements are in order. Create simple bouquets perfect for entertaining by cutting just one or two stems. Place the containers on kitchen islands, bar areas, side tables & vanities. 

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* Southern Born * Southern Bred * Tailgate Queen * Southern College Football Fanatic * SEC Tailgate Strategist * Southern Recipe Writer & Sometimes Novelist * Half-Hour Hostess * Media Personality * Houndstooth Hound Owner * Small Town Dreamer * Big Idea Doer * 3rd Generation Pimiento Cheese Fixer * Casserole Maker * Budweiser Drinker * Bourbon Cocktail Sipper * Peanut Butter Love Affair * Cookie Monster * Calorie Burner * Retainer of Useless Pop Culture One Liners * Terrible Dancer * Even Worse Singer but doesn't care * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Rebecca Gordon shares over 20 years of cooking knowledge in the instructional filled original editorial content on Buttermilk Lipstick as well as the cooking class format videos that can be found on her YouTube channel through regular collaboration with numerous media outlets. Gordon draws from an extensive background in corporate publishing spanning over 13 years on both the business and editorial side focusing on women’s southern lifestyle. She is a classically trained pastry chef and draws from fine dining restaurant experience from a James Beard award winning chef as well as her southern roots upbringing to share cooking, entertaining & style content relevant to today’s modern woman.

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