Ratibida columnifera

Ratibida Columnifera – Mexican Hat / Prairie Coneflower (Su,D,S,N) 12 – 36″ tall x 12 – 18″ spread, fine, lacy leaves.  Yellow to reddish summer blooms from June to September.   Brown columnar center of the flower with yellow drooped rays form resemble a sombrero.  The R. columnifera forma pulcherrima have brownish purple rays. Another common… Continue reading Ratibida columnifera

Gardening in Black and White Continued.

Plants to be moved or removed

Designing for a Colorado garden. Continuation from The Garden in Black and White So the black and white photo of the main flower bed in my backyard has shown room for improvement in terms of defining shapes, plant placement, interesting foliage, and being plainly overcrowded.   Many of my plants are now at their mature… Continue reading Gardening in Black and White Continued.

Seed Starting 2009

Today I started the following seeds in peat pellets. Columbine germinated 3/1  —  4/15 – still have a few plants Dainthus “Maiden Pink” germinated 2/22 —  4/15 all died English Daisy – variety   germinated 2/22 – 4/15 a few alive Shasta Daisy – germinated 2/25 – 4/15 a few alive Four O’clocks – germinated 2/25… Continue reading Seed Starting 2009