Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Help with flowers

Haven’t been able to get to the computer to much in the past few days. Combination of not feeling well and appointments. Saw my family doctor yesterday, my blood sugar levels are higher than he likes. Plus, I am being referred to another different specialist. Getting checked out for an entirely different issue. Appointments and tests are being set up. Will likely talk more about that when I really know more.

I am so far behind in replying to comments, I will never get caught up. Will do a post just thanking everyone.

I have often written on how, Vi is such a avid gardener. She loves her flowers but is facing a challenge. With each change of location or move, many of the plants get moved also. Over time some of the names have been forgotten. We currently have one such unidentified plant. All gardening friends have been asked and she has spent time going through her various books but just can’t identify this one. Can anyone tell us what this is? Photographer maybe didn’t do the best job but I won’t identify him so as not to embarrass myself,haha




22 Responses to Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Help with flowers

  1. Jan says:

    I’m a delurking gardener. I’m pretty sure Vi’s flower is a heliopsis (with double flowers). A lot of those gold-flowered plants have latin names beginning with “heli” (like the sunflower, helianthus). It’s Greek for sun.

  2. Hi Bill,
    I have these in my garden and they are false sunflowers. Try looking here for a picture
    Hope you are feeling better.


  3. jel says:

    they sure are purty 😉

  4. Irene says:

    Hi Bill!
    I know what it’s like to try to control blood sugars. I’ve been a diabetic for about 30 years and every day is a struggle to get and keep them under control. Sometimes the task seems impossible as the body does whatever it wants to–or so it seems. Good luck with all that medical stuff.

    I’d love to help you out with the flower thing but I’m a dud when it comes to gardening. If you saw what I’m presently calling the flower bed, you’d know I’m hopeless in that area. I’m thinking of replacing it all with stone and then filling flower pots with flowers for color. It’s a nice dream…will I ever get to it???!!!

    Have a great day, Wiseman.

  5. Mari says:

    I agree with Jan. We have them in our flower bed and the tag says heliopsis!

  6. katherine. says:

    all I know is

    that…is a pretty yellow flower.

  7. Just popping in to say “Hello!”

    Have a great week and I hope you are feeling better now…

  8. Hege says:

    Hi Bill and Vi! These flowers come in many variations. Do a search for “Rudbeckia laciniata” and you will see. They are often called “Goldball” when they are double like yours. In Norway the highest variation of these are called “Kiss me over the fence” because they need a fence to lean on to, but never the less they lean over – in the right height for those passing by! 🙂 Love Hege

  9. Rachel says:

    Hi Bill
    I cant help you with any gardening information sorry!! Though one day I would love to grow my own fruit and vegetables.
    I hope that things turn out ok with the blood suger- I’ll keep you in my prayers. Please be careful- my friend Kate who was in the coma was in it because of diabetes (I dont want to scare you sorry!)

    a while back you posted about goals- well, I finally got round to posting some of mine on my blog whenever you have time to drop by!! see, I didnt forget!

    take care and God Bless- love also to Vi
    love Rachel xoxo

  10. Simonne says:

    Much love to you big guy, hope you’re feeling more on top of things soon.
    I’m a gardening whiz, so this is easy for me – it’s a flower Bill, a FLOWER! 🙂

  11. mel says:


    Ummmm….it’s a pretty yellow flowery thingie!

    And you be taking care of yourself, Mr. Bill………we’ll send loads of prayers and positive thoughts your way.

  12. reggiehudson says:

    They look very similar in color and texture to the beautiful flower garden I have in my front yard. Some people refer to them as dandelions and weeds……I refer to them as pretty little yellow flowers. Brother take care of yourself!


  13. babychaos says:

    Hey… Sorry to hear you’ve been in the wars again, I hope you feel better soon. I’m afraid I can’t help with the flowers but they are very pretty.



  14. ceeque says:

    Hi Bill…sorry to hear you a bit low again! Hope you can get your blood sugars sorted out sufficiently well within a range…have been trying to do this for 27years now and am totally fed up with it!! BTW, what do you measure yours in? Mmols or mg/dl? You`ll have to let me know what you`re running at!!!
    Gardens! aaaargghh!!! am with a few other people ~ they`re just nice flowers! 🙂

  15. reggiehudson says:

    Just checking on you brother…you haven’t posted in a couple of days.


  16. sherry howdle says:

    Hi Bill and Vi,

    I have to agree with everyone, those are lovely flowers. I bet that garden is looking spectacular right now. Just checking in on you and sending good wishes. Hope everything works out . Looking forward to seeing you again in a few weeks.
    Love to all.
    Cousin Sherry

  17. missprofe says:

    Hi, Bill.

    As I was running down my blogroll, I noticed that I have not checked in with you in a couple.

    I am sorry to learn that you are struggling with your bloog sugar levels, but it is so important to try and keep them at a healthy level. My mom is a Type 2 diabetic, she is really learning now after 20 years to really control her glucose. It certainly isn’t easy.

    Warm positive thoughts and prayers being sent your way.:)

    Re: the flower. Can’t help you out there.:(

  18. Irene says:

    Hey, Bill!
    Is all OK with you? I was just checking in and noticed that you haven’t been posting for the last few days…not that you need to…regrouping time and energies is just as important. Hope your weekend is progressing as it should.

    Take care. Rest up well, Wiseman.

  19. Anybody there?

    Hope you are OK Bill….

  20. Very pretty flowers, Bill. I hope you are okay!

  21. ginny says:

    Sending prayers for ya Bill.

    Don’t know about your flowers, but they make nice wallpaper for my desktop!

  22. Simonne says:

    Bill? You ok Angel-man?
    Sending you love…

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