In 2017, Harbor Island Garden Club changed it's official club flower to the Gaillardia. Native to the southeast, the blanket flower perennial is related to the sunflower. We've planted some in Harbor Way Gardens. Come take a look!
On day three of the creation,
God looked down and then he smiled.
For clinging, bravely to a sand dune
appeared a daisy, growing and wild.
Not an ordinary daisy -
This one seemed to take its cues:
From the colors of the sunset
Gold and crimson's, vibrant hues.
Needing little cultivation
Always facing toward the sun.
How we love this humble flower -
in our hearts it's number one.
- By Fran Russ, Harbor Island Garden Club Member