Why You Should Plant Coneflowers

There are lots of reasons to plant them actually, but this is the best October reason that you should. And don’t be cutting them down just because the flowers have gone by.finch1Once those cones for which they are noted dry out, they sort of grow another kind of blossom. Okay – so they are finches, but they look nearly as pretty as the original flowers.
finch2And there is nothing I like better than a reason to put off a chore. I leave them till spring usually because they look pretty nice with little caps of snow on them too. For now, I am happy to look out my kitchen window and see this guy and his relatives every day.finch3Hope you have something pretty to look at today!

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7 Responses to Why You Should Plant Coneflowers

  1. annbb says:

    THAT’S where my gold finches have gone! To your house! Haven’t seen a one around our feeder for probably a month now. Lovely photos you have there.

  2. Ashleigh says:

    Lovely. I keep my eye out for birds when I’m outside. Not easy to catch them when you have a bouncy dog with you. :)

  3. CM says:

    I love gold finches. I almost bought my own dried Cone Flowers (Niger Seed) the other day but I understand this is not a good time of year to try and establish finches at the feeder … when there is so much of the real thing around.

    So far, this is the prettiest thing I’ve seen today! Thanks again for taking me outdoors!

  4. Janis says:

    Beautiful pictures! That first one ought to be featured in a bird/flower magazine. It’s worthy of a frame, too.

  5. Debbie Jean says:

    Oh I love the 1st photo!! Do cone plants seed like morning glories? I was wondering. Thanks for sharing!

    God Bless~
    Debbie Jean

  6. Trisha says:

    Donk! My Hubby cut down my done coneflowers! Well, at least we know better for next year!

  7. Kate says:

    Ah! Sage advice here ~

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