The Garden Guy

By Norman Winter | Horticulturist, Author, Speaker

In early June, I had the opportunity to attend the Young’s Plant Farm 2020 Trial Garden Tour, which is one of the most prestigious plant trials in the country. Among the showiest flowers were two gaillardias, or blanket flowers, that made their debut this spring. Heat It Up Yellow and Heat It Up Scarlet look to fulfill that lust most gardeners have for this flower.

As a horticulturist who was born and raised in Texas, I can tell you The Garden Guy has a deep and passionate love or lust for the blanket flower, also known as firewheel, sundance and of course the legendary Indian Blanket. Whether you are a horticulturist or not, you too may have fallen for this magical flower as it is native to 38 states.

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