Ratibida columnifera – Prairie coneflower (Su,DM,A,N) 12 – 36″ tall x 12 – 18″ spread, fine, lacy leaves. Yellow to reddish summer blooms from June to September. Light 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 name for… Continue reading Ratibida columnifera
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.
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