Monday, August 06, 2007

Summer





11 comments:

Criosa said...

what are the purple ones in the bottom picture? we have some floating around the property (previous owners) but I haven't figured out what they are yet.

Elizabeth said...

Echinacea, aka Purple coneflower. It's a great prairie plant: tolerates drought, loves the sun, feeds the bees and butterflies. They're easy to divide and spread all around your yard and flower for a really long time. Leave the flower stalks standing into winter and they look interesting in snow. Also, birds eat the seeds and the ones that fall start more plants.

The picture in the middle is the same thing, but looks different in B&W.

Bezzie said...

Isn't that kind of how the bees see the flowers? In black and white? Very pretty!

Zonda said...

Beautiful!!

Leslie said...

Love the black & white shots!

dale-harriet said...

Those are wonderful, Elizabeth. I'm inspired; I'll take some pictures of my hollyhocks - there are some blossoms undefiled by the japanese beetles now! Seems I've had some success with my Shimmering Blue Cylinder of Beetle Death....

Ruinwen said...

Your pics are so lovely! I adore the coneflowers admist the black-eyed-susans. :)

Sarah said...

Oooh....so nice.

Love your garden pics, as always!

MollyBeees said...

I love the 3 purple cone flowers amongst all of the black-eyes susans! You've got a great eye!

Batty said...

Pretty flowers!

bobbi said...

Excellent photos,
They are some of my favorites I have many in my garden.
Love Madison!