Friday, November 16, 2007

Coneflower Medicine






Some Cone flower heads from the August trip to Harlow Carr.I have been under the weather today with a bad cough.



My photos have been arranged this year by month. If I do not have anything good to blog I can go through the mists of time to my favourite trips out.



Three visits to Harlow Carr, one to the RHS flower show at Tatton Park, and the Last one was The Autumn flower show at Harrogate.



Thousands of photos were taken. I love this for the warm feel, with the almost holographic seed head. These are works of natures Art I think. Bee's and wasps love them as do I.



Im thinking of trying to grow Echinaceas next year. The original purple coneflower. They are in my garden dreams.



Its Friday evening, the BBC is going to hand over the night to Pudsey bear. The Children in Need programme goes on all night with celebrities and normal people raising money for the charity. They generally raise millions of pounds. http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/

The flower head is almost the same colour as Pudsey Bear :)

2 comments:

Vanillalotus said...

What a beautiful picture. Here in San Antonio Texas we have tones of purple coneflowers. The botanical garden has been covered in them all year. Wherever there was any type of empty space there would be a coneflower.

What a great charity. I hope it raises a lot of money again.

snappy said...

Hi Vanillalotus,Thanks for your comment.I love coneflowers for the mad looking flower heads.
Children in Need Raised £19,000,000 last night!I watched a bit then went to bed with my poorly cough and slept all night.
Thats an idea planting coneflowers wherever there is bare soil :)