Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The Not So Purple Coneflower
My flower garden is a lot like my house...cluttered and overflowing. But that's how I like it. I love a cottage garden with flowers that are free to reseed and fill up every nook and cranny (less weeding!). One of my favorites is purple coneflower. It readily reseeds and hardily sends up it's lovely purple heads through rain, drought, whatever. Everyonce in awhile, I get a really strange sort of mutated coneflower. Like this one. Instead of the large purple petals, it has smaller greenish ones, and then there are these weird baby coneflowers growing out of the center. You can see the normal purple coneflowers sort of blurried in the background. I just love the little surprises of nature!