Tuesday, July 26, 2011

a coneflower bow




It rained yesterday! The ground is still wet and all the plants are glowing green again. It's so refreshing to get rain, both to the plants and to the gardener.

This morning, these coneflowers were bowed to the ground with early morning sun just barely touching them. I was so taken with the aging blossoms and their delicate, faded shades.  Aren't they pretty?



7 comments:

  1. yes ! thank God for the rain we desperately needed, take care, Gina

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  2. They are pretty. Mine get stripped by the Goldfinches, but that is ok, I plant them mostly for the finches.
    hooray for rain!

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  3. They are beautiful - sometimes the faded blooms are as beautiful as the fresh ones, especially after much needed rain.

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  4. Coneflowers are the aging athletes of the flower world. So strong and vibrant in their "heyday" they continue to be strong even as their beauty fades. Even as they wither and dye that cone can still pack a punch.
    Very nice perspective
    nellie

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  5. We have a nearby plant that manufactures herbal remedies. We go to the open house every year specifically to enjoy the acres and acres of coneflowers. What a sight!

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  6. I love the aged blooms! I tried a couple of new coneflower varieties this year. The white 'milkshake' one and a double flowering pink one -- can't remember its name right now. 'Milkshake' stands tall and erect with fat, fluffy, white blooms, but the little pink double is a disappointment. Maybe its second year it'll give me more blooms!

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  7. Są śliczne, więc nie muszą się wstydzić i spuszczać główek na dół ( to żart oczywiście, bo zdjęcia mi się bardzo podobają). Pozdrawiam

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