There's a Project Starting Today

There's an area in our backyard that never grows the grass very well. It's a little too shady for the bermuda that mostly grows here. It's a little too sunny and dry for the fescue that we grow in the shade. SO..our solution is more flower beds!

I spotted some gorgeous flowers on Artie's blog the other day. Did you see his Garden Walk pictures? That whole project of his is quite inspiring!

From looking at his pictures these two flowers below are now on my list.


This yellow flower is echinacea "Mac n Cheese".


This red flower is echinacea "Tomato Soup".

Don't you love those names? These are coneflowers and they are hardy in my little part of the country. Now I just have to track some down. Will show pictures as we go along.



Definitely go visit Artie's Garden Walk. You can click on his name to link there.

26 comments

Kathleen Grace said...

These are beautiful! I have never seen coneflowers in those colors, do you have to grow them from seed or can you get plants?

imjacobsmom said...

I was drooling over those two also. They are on my list too. I hope we can find them.....Robyn

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Satcey!!

These flowers are gorgeous!! I thought there were only purple coneflowers!! I am going to have to scout them out at my garden centers. Perennials will be marked down very soon and that is the time to buy them! ;-)

xoxo
Jane

Melissa Miller said...

Very neat ideas Stacey! I love thoise flowers for sure. Pretty! ;)

Tootsie said...

have fun in your yard!

Domestic Designer said...

I have coneflowers but I have never heard of these colors. They are beautiful! I may have to track these down myself.

Lisa said...

Stacey, I have never seen coneflowers in any color but lavender! I didn't even know they came in other colors. How pretty!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Both of these cornflowers are foreign to me, but I do think they are so beautiful! I can't wait to see your pictures on how they progress, and to pay a visit to Artie's Garden Walk. Hope you having a good Saturday!!

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Stacey! Looking forward to this project!!! Tomato Soup is now on my list also!!! Gorgeous shade!!! Have fun - Sincerely, Jeannette (I haven't checked out Artie now I must!)

Darlene said...

Both of those colors are STUNNING!! Can't wait to see your new flower bed.

Sandra said...

Wow, very pretty! I'll have to make sure and visit the link you shared with us. I love working in my yard and always ready to add more to it. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

Nancy said...

I Like them, Stacey!!! I can't wait to see them in your yard! Hope you are having a great weekend. Nancy

Brenda said...

Those are virtually the only thing left blooming in my garden. Go for it!
Brenda

fiberdoodles said...

Those are so pretty and I just love the names!

Sharon

Daphine said...

Wow! These are absolutely beautiful!!! I could just sit here and stare at them for awhile. Yes, do show us pics as you're coming along.

Debra from Bungalow said...

Love the names and the flowers. I had 2 new coneflowers last year in colors other than pink and the dern rabbits ate them to death. Agghhh

niartist said...

Stacey,
Thanks so much for your super kind shout out! :) I've been fast at work at putting together a mini-store. (A booth at an antique mall) and it's taken all of my time I used to spend blogging! :) I'll get back really soon! Thanks again! :)

Sonia said...

Hi Stacey,

Oh I love these flowers! Such great colors and if they are hardy I sure need to put them on my shopping list--let me know where you find them...Have a great Sunday! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

A Collector At Heart said...

Stacey,
I love both colors! Let me know if you find them!
Cindy

squawmama said...

Hey Stacey, Loved them at Arties and I know they'll look great at your place too... I had never heard of them before then... Can't wait to see your garden when you get it done...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

An Accomplished Woman said...

Stacey,

They are very pretty. And new flower beds!!! I love it.

Keep us posted.

Cynthia

Marilyn said...

Beautiful flowers. I can't wait to wee the finished project. Enjoy the cooler weather!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

I had no idea that the coneflower came in so many varieties. Can't wait to see your new beds in bloom.

Carrie said...

The colors of your chosen coneflowers are really stunning.

I did a Share a Garden post this week and I hope you can come by:
http://oakrisecottage.blogspot.com/2009/07/private-botanic-garden_19.html
Carrie @ Oak Rise Cottage

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

I've never seen coneflowers that red. It's just gorgeous! -Jackie

darnold23 said...

These are gorgeous. I will have to look them up to add to mine. Thanks for the information.Beginning August 5, I will be hosting Crock Pot Wednesdays on diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com. I hope you will join in the fun. THERE WILL BE PRIZES:)!!!!