Showers and Flowers-July 10, 2016

After a very dry spring and early summer, experiencing but a few half-inch rainfalls, things have been “evened out” this week.  As so often happens with the weather, extremes seem to balance each other and equal out to the average.  We have now recorded almost five inches of rain during the past week.

The Echinacea purpurea has begun to bloom.  Although the E. pallida and the E. angustifolia are truly natives to our area, the E. purpurea is certainly the most prevalent species around.  All of them seem to attract pollinators and their long bloom times and graceful beauty surely add fireworks to our Post-Independence Day summer.

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