Tuesday, June 20, 2006

What's Growin' On 6/20/06: Preparing to Burst Into Color


Echinacea Flower

Realization Of The Day:
I've never really looked into the center of an echinacea flower at this early stage of bloom before. It's absolutely mesmerizing. (Click on the photo for an enlarged view.)

7 comments:

  1. Wow, I have those in my yard and never realized they were echinacea! (I moved in last year.) What do you use them for?

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  2. I'll be watching for this stage now. You're further along in the season then we are in the nw.

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  3. Love echinacea - the goats absolutely think it is candy when we release them into a pasture with echinacea blooms. I haven't tried "using it" for anything other than joy in season. Supposed to make a very good immune system supportive tea (try typing that fast with a cat trying to climb on the keyboard!). Thanks again - love the baby photos - we think baby goats are the most adorable but your sheep come close! BTW - yes this is the work work work season in the country -bless your heart and aching back!

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  4. I really do love your site. I live in nj and dream of having a big garden with all sorts of great flowers,veggies and herbs. I do have a small one that I really love. Thanks, you put a smile on my face :)Mary

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  5. absolutely beautiful and yes totally mesmerizing!!

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  6. I also recommend zinnias for close-up viewing.

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