Thursday, July 5, 2007


The centers of the purple coneflowers, Echinacea purpurea, are filled with the beautiful colors and geometries of a fantastic pincushion. The rugged plant, native to the American prairie, is easy to grow in suburban gardens because it withstands heat, sun, and drought! Its name, echinacea, comes from the Greek root word for spiny or hedgehog.

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