Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tall Yellow Coneflowers

A couple of weeks ago I posted a picture of our brilliant red Crocosmia, hanging over our cedar rail fence.  Now those blooms are gone, and it's the tall Yellow Coneflowers that dominate the fence.

You can see here how our patch of very tall Yellow Coneflowers dominate the back of our garden.  They're nearly 8 feet tall!  The vegetation is so thick this year you can barely pick out the upper rail of the fence on the right.

But from the path on the back, the coneflowers and fence make a nice picture.  This patch seems very healthy again this year, and so far, my simple little fence has held up well.

A few errant stems have twisted around and found their way through the fence around this fencepost.

We have so many of these tall yellow flowers I have a hard time sorting them out, but I'm convinced that this one is a Coneflower.  Unfortunately, 'coneflower' is used as the common name for both Echinacea and Rudbeckia, as well as two other smaller genera, and there are dozens of horticultural varieties!

In any case, it's a pretty flower that gives a big splash of yellow in the garden from mid-August well into September.

 Another angle on the fence and flowers.

Linking to:
http://run-a-roundranch.blogspot.ca/

12 comments:

  1. that is absolutely beautiful! holy cow! :)

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  2. your simple little fence is beautiful with the coneflowers peeking out over it.

    lovely images.

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  3. That's a riot of colour. I like how it interplays with the fence.

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  4. Your flower garden is quite lovely. Those coneflowers are gorgeous!

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  5. Wow! That would look good in any Botanic Garden. Beautiful fence too.

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  6. The fence is great,and those yellow cone flowers are gorgeous. I am more used to seeing the purple ones, so these are a real treat.

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  7. They are really spectacular! I will have to look for these.
    Thank you again for identifying the lobelia!

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  8. These blooms are absolutely gorgeous and that fence, love that rustic fence. Great images!!!

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  9. The fence is beautiful all by itself, but with the flowers added it's spectacular.

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  10. I love these photos of the yellow coneflowers against the old fence! Beautiful and rustic.

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