The herb that grows like a weed for everyone but me. I can barely get it to survive.
There are no big patches of it in my garden, even though I have tried and tried. I get a plant here and there to throw up a bloom or two, but that's about it.
This website extols its medicinal virtues:
"The active constituents of Echinacea work together to help inhibit the influenza and cold viruses by increasing the body’s natural production of interferon and should be taken as a preventative during flu season. Once a cold is in progress, Echinacea can stimulate your immune system to help speed recovery. Sore throats, cough, and congestion all can enjoy quick relief with the use of Echinacea.
Echinacea is available in capsule form, in teas, and in a liquid extract. Gingivitis, canker sores, recurrent ear infections, and yeast infections can also benefit from the immune boosting properties of Echinacea.
I just think it's pretty and I wish I had masses of it.
Here's another plant I'm having problems with -- the ligularia (yellow right side).
I bought two of them last year. One of them threw up two tiny little leaves and struggled for survival. It lost it's battle last week. (At $16.50 per plant, I was not happy).
This one is about three feet tall (they should be about 6-7 feet tall with huge leaves), but at least it's living and blooming.
Oh, here's my latest daylily bloom
It's a peachy color. I don't know its name, but I sure do like the lilies with dark eyes.
I think I only have two daylilies left that have not bloomed. It's hard to believe the season is going by so fast.
Let the Basting Begin! - I am using my dining room table to baste this big one -- it's about 105 x 105 inches (king size). It's been a while since I've finished one this big.
5 days ago