Green thumb sunday 2

I’ve let the weeks slip past without posting new photo entries for the Green Thumb Sunday meme! It’s time to rectify this. How about two, just to catch things up?

Click each thumbnail for a full-size image. The first is a bee enjoying a purple coneflower (echinacea purpurea – not sure which cultivar). Look at all the pollen on his legs! The second shot is of bronze fennel (Foeniculum vulgare ‘Purpureum’ ) with globe thistle (echinops ritro) blurred in the background for contrast. I enjoy growing combinations of plants I know will photograph well because of their varied colors and texture.

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6 thoughts on “Green thumb sunday 2

  1. Years ago we had cone flowers. I don’t recall what happened to them. Do they stop coming up after a few years?

  2. Did you have another plant in the same area as them, one which might have crowded out the coneflowers? Did you use Preen or another pre-emergent in the area where they grew? They will re-seed readily, but if there’s a pre-emergent down, those seeds that fall won’t germinate. Did the area they were in get very soggy? They like well-drained soil.

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