I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and decided to begin sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!
Last time I shared: Purple Blooms!
Here are all 2019-2020 shares:
- Jerusalem Artichoke
- Tiger Lily
- The Zinnia and the Swallowtail
- Wax Begonia
- Mountain Mint
- Spring Blooms
- One Beautiful…One Interesting
- Persian Carpet Zinnia
- Hibiscus (non-tropical)
- More Hibiscus
- Volunteer sunflowers
- Lemon queen sunflowers
- Marigolds and Pumpkins
- Mountain Mint, Swallowtail, and Zinnias
- Blue Wood Hyacinth
- Purple Hairy Vetch
Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
Since I wasn’t sharing posts during my break in 2020, I thought this coneflower from last July would be a nice share for today’s Flower Friday. These have become a favorite over the years.
Coneflower is a very popular perennial and for many reasons. These are super easy to grow, attract many pollinators, and make beautiful cut flowers. You can get them in many different shades of pink, orange, red, yellow, and chartreuse. There are also various types, with Echinacea purpurea remaining the most popular.
We have these planted in the same butterfly garden with the butterfly weed, hibiscus, and wisteria. Because adult butterflies are attracted to red, orange, yellow, pink and purple blossoms, this garden is a butterfly heaven.
These were started from seed many years ago, and they return year after year with more and more blooms. They’re about 3 feet tall. In the future, I’d love to grow some in different shades.
Fun fact: Purple coneflower can be used medicinally as a painkiller and for other ailments, including toothache, coughs, colds, sore throats, and snake bites.
Thanks for checking out Flower Friday! What do you have blooming this week? Have a wonderful weekend!