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ImageNJBob
Jul 19, 2014 6:49 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
I can not belive what yous looks like compared to mine. Mine is still small and has not had a flower yet.
Imageconeflower620
Jul 19, 2014 10:09 PM CST
Name: Lee
Madison, WI
That is disappointing Bob. Mine is along an east facing concrete driveway so they have sun through about 2 pm so it gets pretty hot there. They were planted last May.
ImageNJBob
Jul 20, 2014 6:56 AM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
That is the same time I planted mine, it was just about plug sized when I received it.
ImageNJBob
Jul 24, 2014 11:48 AM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Thumb of 2014-07-24/NJBob/a0a9ec
First blooms ever on a 2 year old plant, kind of a sad little plant.
Imageconeflower620
Jul 24, 2014 6:08 PM CST
Name: Lee
Madison, WI
Wow Bob, it sure doesn't look happy. Shrug! What happened to the middle bloom?
ImageNJBob
Jul 24, 2014 6:54 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Some thing is eating the petals on a lot of my Echies, that one got a perfect trim on it. Other plants by it are doing fine I wonder if it is just a bad one. I will give it year 3 to thrive , otherwise it will be moved to a hidden area. Can never get myself to kill them .
Imageconeflower620
Jun 23, 2015 1:46 PM CST
Name: Lee
Madison, WI
coneflower620 wrote:Here is Julia about two weeks after last photo. Fading on early blooms but still nice looking with many new blooms. So many big flowers. Even have a couple volunteers coming in below.
Thumb of 2014-07-19/coneflower620/026f98



Well, sad to say I lost the 6 Julias I had last year along the edge of my driveway. It seems that once plants get big there they retain too much moisture from all the snow that piles on top of them. Strangely enough, all of the pow wow wild berry seedlings from last year made it though the winter fine. I guess I will just keep varieties that self seed along there.
LorettaNJ
Jun 23, 2015 6:57 PM CST
NJBob wrote:Some thing is eating the petals on a lot of my Echies, that one got a perfect trim on it.


I'm not far away from you, Bob. Try going out at night with a flashlight and see if you don't have Asiatic Garden Beetles and/or Earwigs.

ImageNJBob
Jun 24, 2015 7:25 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
The only thing I saw were lily beetles , but not on the echies.
LorettaNJ
Jun 26, 2015 9:51 AM CST
You won't always catch them. The Asiatic Garden Beetles love roses first although last year, they were all over my salvia, strawberries, verbascum and not so much roses. This year, I planted a trap crop of salvia and all they wanted was roses. They come out in May and are around for a couple of months. Then the earwigs join in by the time the lightening bugs are out. By then, the roses are finishing and the coneflowers are beginning. I have caught them in the act several times. I've been going out with a bucket of water and a flashlight at night, killing these things because I'm sick of them ruining all my flowers. They don't kill anything but they make the plants unsightly. The neighbors must think I'm crazy.
Imageconeflower620
Jul 10, 2015 7:34 PM CST
Name: Lee
Madison, WI
Julia's just starting here. All 6 of them in my main garden overwintered, just not along my driveway.
Thumb of 2015-07-11/coneflower620/9ca7fe
Wow, didn't realize how blurry that was? Was under attack from skeets!
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ImageSnapshot
Jul 10, 2015 9:25 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
coneflower620 wrote:Julia's just starting here. All 6 of them in my main garden overwintered, just not along my driveway.
Thumb of 2015-07-11/coneflower620/9ca7fe
Wow, didn't realize how blurry that was? Was under attack from skeets!


Did you have your force shields up?
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageNJBob
Jul 10, 2015 9:30 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Mine is a tiny little plant again. Guess I got a bad one.
LorettaNJ
Jul 11, 2015 10:19 AM CST
Julia is a new one to me but it is very pretty.
Imageconeflower620
Jul 11, 2015 1:20 PM CST
Name: Lee
Madison, WI
It's the most saturated orange of them all that I've seen at first. Then it fades to a redish purple. Big Grin
ImageSnapshot
Jul 12, 2015 12:39 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
I loved it but it didn't overwinter. Cleopatra did but I'm not fond of it. It fades very quickly.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageNJBob
Jul 20, 2015 7:17 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Thumb of 2015-07-21/NJBob/228016
I was hoping that in its 3rd year it would thrive , but still a runt of a plant.
ImageSnapshot
Jul 20, 2015 9:32 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
NJBob wrote:Thumb of 2015-07-21/NJBob/228016
I was hoping that in its 3rd year it would thrive , but still a runt of a plant.


That series isn't a good performer. I may be evicting Cleopatra next spring and replacing it with something that performs better.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageconeflower620
Jul 21, 2015 12:28 PM CST
Name: Lee
Madison, WI
Looks sad. Mine are doing quite well minus some mite blooms I cut off. Huge flowers on smaller plant.
Thumb of 2015-07-21/coneflower620/798682
ImageSnapshot
Jul 21, 2015 1:47 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Does Julia fade quickly for you? I loved the color but the two that I had just didn't overwinter. I think that there are other varieties that perform better and are hardier. Your plants look great. Are you feeding them throughout the summer or only in spring?
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright

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