This is maroon coreopsis, coreopsis tinctoria. I have had a number of these flowers come up in my little wildflower meadow this year and just love them. The old standard yellow coreopsis grows abundantly wild here and there were some in the seed mixture I bought also. Interestingly, these red ones bloom much later than the yellow. It took these 2 years to come up and I hope that they reseed well for next year.
My quest for a tractor continues. I have informed the guys at work of what I am looking for so today several of them brought me newspapers etc. with tractors they had found, new and used. They are very good to help me out and advise me on stuff that I don't know anything about. Of course, a lot of them farm or just know about equipment. So, I am going to stop at a dealership tomorrow after work and may go look again this weekend. I need to do something soon though, the place is getting out of hand as far as maintenance.
I thought of a great idea also! Or I think it would be fun anyway. I have seen where some other bloggers have giveaways for different things so I decided to have a "name that tractor" contest. We have to wait until I actually buy a tractor so we know what brand. That might be important. Anyway, you submit your choice of name and the guys at work will help me pick one winner so that I don't play favorites. If you win, you get one of my hand made coffee mugs! How's that?