Photo by Angie Quantrell
Yakima Valley, WA
I live with my husband and crazy kitty. Much of my time is spent writing, reading, and playing with the grands. You can usually find me sipping tea or coffee, nibbling on dark chocolate, and contemplating what to plant next in the garden. If not those pursuits, then I am probably trying to figure out how to cook and live in an RV, creating cards with rubber stamps, walking, hiking, or out snapping photos with my camera.
July 13, 2022 at 4:53 am
That looks like a coneflower; I love the bright color! My coneflowers are a light purple, which the monarchs like in the summer and gold finches love the seeds in the winter. Once I did plant a rusty colored coneflower, but I think it changed to purple or it died. I don’t remember. Thank you for sharing your great pic and quotation.
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July 13, 2022 at 2:16 pm
You are exactly right! It is a coneflower! I love them. I don’t know why mine are orange, but they are. They start out burnt orange, and gradually fade to reddish orange and red. This year this plant is doing great! It’s loaded with flowers. That’s funny you mention gold finches. We have sunflowers planted nearby and they LOVE all the seeds. Coneflowers included. 🙂 Have a great day!