I was quite sure I would have to skip participating in this edition of ‘Flower Fest‘. My brain was overwhelmed with deadlines and exams, and I was sure I had nothing to contribute this time. The garden was bare and there was nothing to shoot. But Manisha was there to ‘think’ for me. In her comment, she asked if I had any coneflower. Of course, these plants are almost everywhere in our garden, and I had some pictures. The botanical name for coneflower is Echinacea, and I got a flower with the letter ‘E’. So this post goes out with a big thank you to Manisha.
These plants require no care. They bear flowers for a long time and attract a lot of bees. Towards fall, when the flowers start to dry out, just let them be. The seeds are a source of food from the birds during the cold. Plant coneflowers for a bird friendly garden.
I am on vacation at Vegas, but couldn’t resist participating in this wonderful event. Join in guys!
Early blooms of Echinacea purpurae
P.S I didn’t have any picture of the flowers in bloom, just the buds.