Subject: summer flowersapplestar wrote:Your photos look terrific! ...and the raindrops really add to the effect.
Here's my Monarda. This one's 'Jacob Cline':
First blossom of my other Monarda 'Coral Reef' only just started to spike into color today so I haven't taken a photo yet.
applestar wrote:I wanted that intense red-red, and kept holding off buying a Monarda until I came across this one.
Here's a view of 'Jacob Cline' from the other side -- the Echinacea 'White Swan' will make this REALLY pretty when they open up:
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Here we go. With the White Swans. The drought isn't helping, some of the bud stems are droopy.
'Coral Reef' opened. The clear color may be a Monarda trait. This one's lipstick pink, and it's shorter -- about 3' vs. 4'.