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Echinaceas – A Coneflower Gallery

Echinaceas are one of those plants that I cannot resist taking a photo of, whether they are in bud, in full flower, gradually dying, or in their seed head stage. I photograph them in every season whatever the weather. But first a look into my sketchpad.


And here is a gallery of some of my attempts. I try to capture their various shapes, colours, textures and catch their every mood.

The photos were taken throughout the seasons from summer to winter and I hope illustrate their changing shapes and colours.

I have at last got a link to my Flickr photostream so if you want to see what is on there so far please click on link in right margin of my posts.

By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.

19 replies on “Echinaceas – A Coneflower Gallery”

First of all, these are lovely sketches and photos of a very special plant. It is interesting that you have sketched an Echinacea flower dying. Some plants fade better than others and Echinacea makes beautiful seed heads. I actually like the seed heads more than the flowers!

These are one of my favorite seasonal flowers. My goldfinches devour the seeds and flit from flowerhead to flowerhead. Thanks for reminding me of what’s to be this summer and autumn in my large circular coneflower garden. You did them justice in your descriptions and words.

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