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Winter Sowing: My First WS Coneflower Finally Bloomed!

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stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 29, 2009
4:33 AM

Post #7115380

I ws purple coneflowers in February. My first bloom FINALLY opened a couple of days ago. Whoop!

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stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 29, 2009
4:34 AM

Post #7115387

Pretty side view.

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hanseycollie
Cynthia (N. Kansas C, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 29, 2009
1:53 PM

Post #7116080

She's lovely!!! The side view, are you sure you got her "good side"? LOL! Congratulations on your patience - I can't wait to post photos this time next year of my purple coneflowers. They are still my favorites!

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2009
2:07 PM

Post #7116126

that's one thing about many perennials.. you need to wait until the second year for blooms.
I had 1 coneflower [White Swan] that was a first year bloomer for me.
Though one of my Eastern Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea had 1 bloom the first year.
now -- after a few seasons, I have TONS of them.

Very pretty bloom stephanie.

Terese
stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 29, 2009
5:10 PM

Post #7116671

Most of the perennials I ws were fooled into thinking they'd already gone through one winter, so many of them bloomed. Thankfully, we get 2 growing/blooming seasons here, and with all the rain we've had recently, these guys shot up. I'm so excited! I think I'll sow some more this coming winter.
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 1, 2009
11:00 AM

Post #7122729

Congratulations are in order! I love those guys and am not only surprised they bloomed in the first year but at this time of year. Mine bloom in springtime. You will never be with out these now... they are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
hanseycollie
Cynthia (N. Kansas C, MO
(Zone 5b)

October 1, 2009
2:04 PM

Post #7123137

Hey! How is the Podster and the "real" Pod doing? Aren't Stephanie's photos gorgeous! I can't wait for next year to WS some and see what happens. I had one of Stephanie's photos as my screensaver for a while. She did a good job!!!
stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 1, 2009
5:29 PM

Post #7123741

WOW! Thanks for the kind words, Cynthia. I'm no photographer, but I enjoy taking pics of my plants and flowers (and cats).
hanseycollie
Cynthia (N. Kansas C, MO
(Zone 5b)

October 1, 2009
10:12 PM

Post #7124512

How many cats? We have four now. I'll post a photo of Tubbie Tillie. She's an identical twin to her brother - he has one black freckle on his nose and hers is dark brown. It's the only way I can tell them apart, LOL.

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stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 2, 2009
12:51 AM

Post #7125029

I have 2, Callie my old lady tortie cat with tortitude and Hannah, my 4 yo tabby cat.

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