Echinacea do not go gentle into that good night.They fade, thinking perhaps their petals are tree leaves. Maples? Oaks? Shades of pink, orange, tired looking old looking purple…before crinkly brittle brown edges appear, spread, engulf…fall.
Six coneflowers for this week’s Six on Satuirday
The seldom seen wide open flower of the Mayapple.
A native perennial I’ve loved since the moment I heard about it is the Compass Plant – Silphium laciniatum. I think my attraction was originally to the common name and then its striking height. It grows to about eight feet high in my garden some years, and its large basal leaves are said to point […]
The last few weeks of August are often the most almost-perfect part of summer.
It’s been a pretty lovely week in the garden: a bit of rain early on, enough to fill the rain barrels and keep the tomatoes and beans happy; a lot of sunshine to keep the roses and zinnias and peppers happy; new blooms loaded with pollen to keep the bees happy. Every Saturday, The Propagator […]