Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Pairs - The Expected And The Odd

Joining in with Helena's Pairs:  http://helenascreativemaven.blogspot.ca/

Today's Pairs are The expected flowering of Echinacea-White Swan variety (Coneflower)  which grow in my front garden, along with the Oddity of the flower.  This variety has been growing for about 3 years but this year the flowers are doing something quite odd.  NO petals on some flowers. I have never seen this happen before nor could  I find anything about this oddity on the internet. As there are now several flowers without petals,  I am going to believe that I have developed a new strain of the plant.    If this continues I am going to try and separate this part of the plant and name them Patio Petal-Less or maybe Patio Petal Lass or maybe Patio's Odd Less.

 
White Swan Flowers With Petals As Expected


White Swan Flowers Without Petals - Odd












16 comments:

  1. loving patio petal lass - and the more common petalled variety!

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    1. Thanks Helena - as the clump blooms more the blend of the two is quite a nice blend.

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  2. I really like the second one more!
    Rinda

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    1. Thanks Rinda. Now that I have stopped worrying about it, I am liking it.

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  3. I love these... but how to break it to you ...petal-less ones are discussed here:
    http://forums2.gardenweb.com/discussions/1654292/echinacea-with-no-petals-or-seeds-photo

    I do like the ones without petals almost more than I like the delicacy of the ones with the beautiful drooping white petals.

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    1. Eileen thanks for the link. I think I like the petal less, so now I am searching to see if the pink variety do the same.

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  4. Oh dear they do look a bit sad without the petals. I'm going to read Eileen 's link now.

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    1. At first I thought it was insects eating but no just the way they are - I wonder if they have been listening to Lady Gaga!

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  5. I'm none the wiser but I do like the lower pompom!

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    1. Ah yes like a pompom ... um that puts Patio Pompom on the least of names.

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  6. Actually, the second one is quite beautiful, even if it is unexpected.

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    1. Thanks Karen. Gardening certainly delivering lots of the unexpected and I am trying to move with the flow.

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