We’re practically related…

I know.

You’re getting a lot of gardening posts.

I just can’t seem to help myself.

We don’t exactly have extended summers here.

And I’m enjoying every nanosecond of all things green and leafy, and blossomy, and outdoorsy fragrant.

Last September, I planted a coneflower in the new frontscape.

Echinacea purpurea ‘Rubinstern’ (‘Ruby Star’)

Yup. Coneflower. Not exactly Sasquatchian in September.

I had a vision.

May of 2012. It hibernated this winter. What can I say?

Clinging to my vision.

June. We’re waking up.

We’re budding. Gettin’ some height.

It grows to 36 inches. I like big and tall.

Houston, we have height.

And blossoms.

It’s adaptable to dry or moist conditions. We have both.

It blooms from midsummer to early fall. Me, too.

It likes full sun. I like full sun, without heat.

We’re practically related.

Abundant.

Intense.

Attracts butterflies.

A perennial after my own heart.

Live long and prosper.

Thank you, Spock.