Wow, I have those in my yard and never realized they were echinacea! (I moved in last year.) What do you use them for?
I'll be watching for this stage now. You're further along in the season then we are in the nw.
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!
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
absolutely beautiful and yes totally mesmerizing!!
I also recommend zinnias for close-up viewing.
March 2013 update: My apologies for the inconvenience - I know word verification is a pain - but I've had to turn it on to help stop the ridiculous number of anonymous spam comments I've been getting every day. Thanks for your understanding.Welcome to InMyKitchenGarden.com! Thanks so much for taking the time to write. While I'm not always able to reply to every comment, I receive and enjoy reading them all.Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and I especially love to hear about what's going on in your own garden. I know, too, that other readers also delight in reading about your garden successes, failures, helpful tips, and lessons learned. Feel free to leave comments on older posts!I try my best to answer all questions, but sometimes it takes me a few days to get to them. And sometimes, I'm sorry to say, they fall through the cracks, and for that I sincerely apologize.I look forward to hearing from you and hope you enjoy your visits to my kitchen garden!