|Just for fun I antiqued this one in photoscape a free software program. I am having fun figuring out all the things this program can do.|
|This Echinacea is called Tango Meadowbrite. As you can see it has tangerine-orange petals and stands about 2ft tall in the garden. I love how the petals droop down.|
|Echinacea 'White Swan' is another coneflower in the Sandbox. It has a pure white flower that could be confused for a shasty daisy I suppose. Again it has a reflexed habit.|
|Echinacea 'Doppelganger' is an unusual variety of Coneflower. This one has not completed its transformation but I wanted to show it to you anyway. It will get a two tiered effect when it is completely formed. |
I have a couple other types of Coneflower or Echinacea in the garden that have not bloomed yet. I will share them with you when they do. I hope that if you have not tried this plant that you will. When I was at the Nursery Lost Horizons last weekend I saw on display many more different varieties and some exceptional colours of red. I did not buy one at the time because I had blown the budget already for the day but I will certainly be looking for one to add to this garden. Happy gardening. Valerie
It suddenly occured to me after I had posted this morning that today is Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. The 15to of each month MayDreamsGardens hosts Garden Bloggers Bloom Day where you can see what Gardeners from all over have on display in their garden. Come on along.