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Old 07-15-2017, 02:24 PM   #61
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Nice pictures. I love the way the flowers look like pearls before bursting open into cotton candy.

The picture was to long. I cropped and it worked upright. I have the same problem sometimes here at WG.
Thank you, Gloria.

I love your description of pearls bursting open into cotton candy!

I notice, if I crop my photos or edit them in some way, they seem to remain upright. I think I posted the same photo as one of the three that I added...it is upright in that post.

Hopefully, if cropping my pics works every time, I will start posting more pictures again.
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That pink cotton candy is now on my wish list!
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That pink cotton candy is now on my wish list!
~smile~

It is fast becoming a favorite.

It looks great in mass plantings--the first (and only time) I saw it in the wild was a large stand of it along a country road.
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:40 PM   #64
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Every day this time of year some plant in the garden beckons for a closer look.
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visitor on echinacea
hoary mountain mint
conjoined twin echinacea
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Every day this time of year some plant in the garden beckons for a closer look.
I especially like the combination of orange and yellow.
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Your conjoined Echinacea remind me of full lips.
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My phlox is just starting to open.

I actually "saw" it unfurl and open up within half an hour. I took a picture of the buds in anticipation, went back and saw it half opened, and, shortly thereafter, fully open. Unfortunately this was the only photo in focus (my smartphone gets finicky at times).

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My phlox is just starting to open.

I actually "saw" it unfurl and open up within half an hour. I took a picture of the buds in anticipation, went back and saw it half opened, and, shortly thereafter, fully open. Unfortunately this was the only photo in focus (my smartphone gets finicky at times).

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How lucky to be there at exactly the right moment.
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Your conjoined Echinacea remind me of full lips.
When the bud was still green it reminded me of Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors. (And despite warnings about aster yellows causing the odd bloom, the plant seems healthy; it is in fact the same clump that is attracting lots of lepidoptera.)
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