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Echinacea: Spring through Fall

October 22nd, 2008

This is an echinacea in spring, summer and fall, it really is beautiful in all seasons.

Don’t be to quick to cut off your perennials in the fall, they add beauty to the fall garden and they provide seeds for the birds in the fall and winter. Many beneficial insects also winter over on the dry stalks.

Are you quick to clean out your beds or do you leave the flower stalks standing till spring? Mine stay until new growth emerges in spring.

2 Comments to “Echinacea: Spring through Fall”
  1. Grammy on October 22, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    I normally do not clear them. This year was the first time I planted annuals so I will try to harvest some of the seed to replant next spring. I always let the leaves stay in place too. As added warmth to my plants.
    Have a great day.

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  2. Sustainable Eats on February 20, 2010 at 2:25 am

    I just bought some echinacea seeds to start in the side orchard so I loved seeing them in 3 seasons with your gorgeous pictures!
    .-= Sustainable Eats´s last blog ..Buying Bulk Meat – What you Need to Know =-.

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