Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A New Addition to the Garden

Hello Everyone, I hope you are having a great week. Last summer while on a garden tour with my Horticultural Society I purchased one of the Sunset series Echinacea.


This coneflower produces loads of fragrant, single blossoms which open red-orange and lighten to golden orange as they expand and age.


Meet 'Summer Sun'. A reliable solution for hot, windy locations where nothing else will grow.


It is very tough and durable. Cutting off the faded flower stems will prolong flowering.
 But, it does not like winter wetness, which is not a problem with my sandy soil.
 It will grow to 40" high in full sun or part shade. 

Thank you for stopping in and I hope you enjoyed the visit!!







19 comments:

ann said...

I love it. Very nice pictures. I have an orange Echinacea, but I do not know which one. Yours is lovely. May it live long and thrive in your garden.

Becca said...

Beautiful! Hot & windy?? I wonder if they would grow here? That second photo is especially lovely!

Sherri B. said...

Your photos of the coneflower and all the color is just beautiful!

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

And I enjoyed your new flower - it is just lovely.

Pondside said...

That sounds like just the plant for a dry and windy island flower bed!

Bernie said...

It is a fabulous flower. Love the change in colour!

Carol at Serendipity said...

Jen,
How lovely. Coneflowers are a favorite and they love the camera. Beautiful pictures. I hope to take a few myself today.

Carol

Crafty Gardener said...

What a gorgeous addition to the garden.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I was just out in the garden looking at the Echinaceas just coming into bloom. You photographed them just right. Beautiful colours in the garden. V

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is a beauty.I must see if I can find some like that over here.

Lona said...

Now that is a pretty one Jen. They have so many colors in them anymore and I think it is wonderful.I bet it is a show stopper in your garden.

Rettabug said...

Its VERY pretty...♥ the color... but it sure wouldn't do well around here. :/ Harsh winters & wet, clay-like soil unless amended BIG TIME. We spent a fortune on dried cow manure & peat moss & potting soil, etc.

I must capture a photo of the front entrance while it looks so pretty, though. Thanks for jogging that idea.

fondly,
Rett

julieQ said...

Gorgeous!!! I just love to tour your garden!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Your photographs reflect these blooms' simple beauty very well!

Georgianna said...

It's a beautiful plant, Jen, and very beautiful photos. I'm just saying a quick hi as I know you are BUSY! xo

The Ebullient Gardener said...

What beautiful photos. This particular Echinacea is just stunning! I am not familiar with it, but will be on the search now! Thanks so much for sharing and best of luck with your son's wedding!
Mindy

The Ebullient Gardener said...

What a beautiful photo! A very beautiful Echinacea. I am not familiar with this one! I will be looking into it further!
Thanks for sharing and good luck with your son's wedding!
Mindy

The Ebullient Gardener said...

I love the Echinacea! It is absolutely beautiful. Great photos! Thanks for sharing

Genie said...

These macros are gorgeous...wonderful captures. You really used the light to your advantage. Genie