*** Solar Flare ***
*** Gemini ***
*** Jupiter ***
*** Hot Summer ***
It is time for some serious GARDEN PLANT TALK .. I have been avoiding it because it is like sticking my thumb in the dam of "I NEED THIS PLANT" (because I have fallen for it in the dead of winter) ...
What better plant than echinacea, to brighten up the dull gray, and white on white," will Spring ever really come to the GWN ?" cabin crazy fever .. I NEED THIS TALK on a Tuesday morning in the midst of January ..
I am only talking about four of them for now .. I do have quite a collection but there are HUGE planting mix ups and crowdings that I'm too red faced to talk about .. I am being a little more particular on where I plant different cone flowers for now on .. plus the fact I am running out of "sun" situations is breathing down my neck .. eeekkk !
So .. which are the lucky echinacea I am LUSTING for ?
Hot Summer .. Where was I when this wonder came out to the world ?? It changes its colour form a yellow to a scarlet as it ages and can you top that ? !!! It is like my Autumn leaves fetish .. it is the best of both worlds and I SO want this beauty !!
Jupiter .. this baby is HUGE ! up to 6 inches across for a flower with "look at me" power .. and colour ? fantastic .. a rosy halo to peach .. perfect !
Gemini .. A stacked layer of petals (not one of those ... ugh ... double fluff butt ones I have no liking for .. even though I did TRY one in my garden .. out front .. so I don't LOOK at it that often .. I can't just kill it .. but we have an understanding ?) .. this one is a beautiful magenta .. compact for those tight squeezed areas .. and heaven knows I have them .. another PERFECT !
Solar Flare .. Another large flower with deep red petals radiating from a very dark brown cone .. bringing those Autumn colours out front and bursting with pride in their flower smile : )
These are only a few out of so many I can NOT keep up with .. if this part of my brain had control ? my whole garden would be cone flowers .. and that just isn't right is it ?
We have to indulge those other plants that keep sneaking in on our NEED list ..
Another problem is my light values are changing more to shade with maturing trees .. I know there are other gardeners with the same situation happening ! phew !
If any of you have had experiences with these cone flowers I would love to hear about it !
OK .. I feel so much better that I got this off my chest ;-)
You should go over to Jen's place "Muddy Boot Dreams" for a chance at winning a CSN give-a-way .. they have such great stuff it nearly drove me nuts scrolling to something I could really LOVE !!