Coneflower in the Sunrise
This is another of the wonderful light in the morning shots. There's a few things that will get in the way of this series. I'm enjoying sleeping in too much now that cooler temperatures have returned. Many of the bigger perennials are finishing off and because I moved the garden this spring, there are a lot of plants that will hold off blooming until next year. I do have one Kirengeshoma that has been teasing me with its fat buds for several weeks now but after that, I think I'll be on second flush roses and some other things I've already done.
What this garden needs is more variety and I'm working on that. Got a few more perennials today from Darwin and I'm looking forward to seeing how they grow. One of the delights in this business is being able to trial new plants and see how and if they grow in my garden.
In any case, this Echinacea or Coneflower has been blooming for well over a month now and is impressing me all to heck. The yellow colour in the morning is amazing - from early light it simply shines. And later in the day, the yellow deepens and becomes rather translucent.
I'd recommend this plant for your garden without reservation. It is available through most good garden centers. Look for Echinacea 'Sunrise'.