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.)


  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?

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

  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!

  4. absolutely beautiful and yes totally mesmerizing!!

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


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