e martë, 24 korrik 2007

Some Echinacea Inspiration

I'm not sure if I am the only Echinacea in the challenge or not, but here are some photos of mine that are in bloom now in an assortment of colors.

I have had seedlings coming up in all shades of deep to pale lavender and pink. I started out with the purple and white ones. The named varieties I planted when we had our greenhouse, and offered them for sale. I lost my yellow and original orange ones, but am really enjoying the varieties I have. (I don't usually allow many orange flowers in my gardens)

In order of appearance: "Harvest Moon"- Pale apricot; "Sundown"- Orange tinged purple; "Sparkler"- Purple flower, variegated leaves; Next 3 Photos- Echinacea purpurea seedlings; "Hope"- Large centered pale lavender- developed to raise $ for breast cancer research; Last but not least- a pale lavender pink seedling. Not open yet- "Double Decker"- extra layer of petals from the center of the flower. My white has had only one flower that the bugs got before I could photograph.

My quilt will probably have many of these photos in it, or some part of them- Ideas are still swimming around.

1 koment:

Anonim tha...

Love the echinachea (sp?)flower and your photos are wonderful...can hardly wait to see what you do with the photos and your challenge.....from a Snapdragon!