Friday, July 31, 2009

Green Envy Coneflower

Eastern Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea 'Green Envy'

It is fitting this photo came out with a strange colorcast because the flower itself is a little weird. The shades of green, yellow and pink are difficult to describe. This flower was growing at White Flower Farm in a good-sized patch. It was emitting a kind of greenish glow. The plants were tall and pretty much loaded with flowers, buds and bees.

The parade of new coneflowers seems endless. Mark Veeder who gardens as a hobby developed this flower. It is different and intriguing enough to make it more than a novelty in the garden.

Thank goodness it’s Friday. This was a funny Begonia I saw growing in a container at WFF. It was mixing well with the Coleus and the other white Begonia.


Sandy Kessler said...

different coneflower to me

SandyCarlson said...

I've got all kinds of green envy looking at these.

misti said...

I was wondering what kind of PS treatment you did to that top photo...very cool that it came out of the camera like that!

You're plant portraits are getting better and better!

Marie-Monique said...

Je découvre !!!! vos photos sont vraiment magnifiques....à bientôt