09 June 2008

Purple Coneflower

Last year we started a bed of perennial flowers in the middle of the garden to add some color and also to attract good bugs. From seed, we planted daisies, black eyed Susans, purple coneflowers, and bee balm—but, since some plants take a few years to get established we didn't get the full array of blooms last year.

This year everything already has a year of growing under its belt and the coneflowers, which were absent last year, made their first appearance.


Katie said...

Congrats on the purple coneflowers! I love these guys.

I came home to mine totally wilted today because of the 100 degree heat (and I accidentally turned off the drip system this morning...oops).

Enjoy them - they last forever!

Twinville said...

I wish I was as patient as you.

I plant things and want to see instant color and growth.
I suppose that's why the garden store sell plants and not just seeds. hehe