Coneflowers are fading fast, while Hydrangea blossoms continue their chameleon shading from grey-green to mauve. This week’s vase is a ceramic pot made by a friend. On such a warm summer-like day it seemed fitting to set it on a table by a bench near the pond.
Hydrangea macrophyla, Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’, Echinacea purpurea ‘Doubledecker’
This is the last Magnus with intact petals. Older seed-heads in the gardens show signs of being feasted upon by American Goldfinch, which are migrating through regularly now.