Monday, August 13, 2012

Green Jewel

As I was strolling along the garden I noticed the green coneflowers are now in full bloom.  These fragrant 4" blooms are really a 'jewel' in the summer garden with their unique shade of green petals and deep green cones.


I picked a few to sprinkle throughout the house ...


I didn't realize they would photograph so well.  In late summer be sure to let the flowers go to seed and the goldfinches will love you.


These photos were edited with the Florabella Collection using the Seaside Texture.  No re-touching was done to the flower - this gem really is this gorgeous!

Today I'm joining ...

Macro Monday @ Lisa's Chaos
NF Inspiring Photography @ NatureFootstep meme
Bloomin' Tuesday @ Ms. Green Thumb Jean
Garden Tuesday @ Sidewalk Shoes
Cottage Garden Party @ Fishtail Cottage
Home & Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Fertilizer Friday @ Tootsie Time
Flower Art Friday @ Photos by LeAnne
Floral Friday Fotos @ Floral Friday
Flowers on Saturday @ Blueberry Craft & Hobby

48 comments:

Chris said...

Beautiful! I love looking at the flowers from your garden! Winter is just around the corner!

Terry said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Donna! I love your photos.

Hugs,

Terry

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I've never seen a green one. It's gorgeous!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful! I haven't seen green ones before.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow Donna Gorgeous Flower.

greetings karin

Donna said...

Donna,

Your flowers are simply gorgeous! What a beautiful green flower! Thank for sharing,

Blessings,
Donna

Karen said...

The color is beautiful, so unusual! Very pretty photo's. xx

daisy said...

Never seen one like that! Gotta love those coneflowers.

JM said...

Beautiful! Love the green shades.

Handy Andy said...

OK! That does it. I have to have some of these. They would be so perfect in just about any flower arrangement. Cone flowers last and last! Do these have a specific name?

Johanna said...

Hi Donna,
thank you for your visit and the sweet comment. This green flower shows really an outstanding color. Your photos bring it to its best condition.
Best greetings, Johanna

Terri said...

Wow! Gorgeous flowers Donna! They really do look amazing in your photographs. How wonderful that the birdies love them too.
Hugs,
Terri

Gabby said...

It's definitely gorgeous. I've yet to see one growing around here.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

You are right ~ What a gem of a flower ~ exquisite ~ great photography too ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Always good to have you 'visit' ~ thanks, ^_^

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

You are right ~ What a gem of a flower ~ exquisite ~ great photography too ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Always good to have you 'visit' ~ thanks, ^_^

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

You are right ~ What a gem of a flower ~ exquisite ~ great photography too ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Always good to have you 'visit' ~ thanks, ^_^

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

You are right ~ What a gem of a flower ~ exquisite ~ great photography too ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Always good to have you 'visit' ~ thanks, ^_^

Kim, USA said...

This is my first time to see a green coneflower and it is beautiful. I have the pink and the white and would love to have that one next year. ^_^ About my lavender I have not made lavender sugar yet my first batch is not that much but hopefully next year all my six plants will bloom I will tickled to death if it will happen. ^_^ Thanks for the visit Donna I do appreciate it.


Kim, USA

Au and Target said...

A very unusual colour. They look as if they are painted!

Kristi S said...

Very beautiful. Your photos are lovely!

Cynthia said...

Donna,

Gorgeous it is a treasure!

Cynthia

MiamiKel said...

Oh be still my heart - I love green first and foremost and to see a green full flower, well, that's just fairy magical!! x0xo

Yael Ben-Ari said...

Donna,

Your green echinacea is so lovely. I have "Green Envy" which is just getting ready to open up. I hope it is as nice as your pictures.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

NatureFootstep said...

my favourite is the second one. I like teh fact taht it is laying down and with the cloth (?) below it. :)

NF Memes

Ella said...

That is a lovely green colour.There isn't many flowers in shade of green.

Cheryl said...

Wow! Such a gorgeous color. I've never seen a cornflower that color. Beautiful photography Donna!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How unusual and exquisite! Enjoy your week and your beautiful flowers!

AntiquityTravelers said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! lovely flowers ... your newest follower

Debra said...

I have always had pink coneflowers or what I have known to be echinacea...never knew there was a green variety / these are LOVELY ! :)

NixBlog said...

Stunning flower, great shots, Donna!

Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!

Linda Makiej said...

lovely, just lovely!!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Gorgeous photography and flower, Donna! I have a green 'Envy' zinnia in bloom right now, but I've never seen green coneflowers before--I like them a lot.

Ida said...

Stunning! That green color is so unexpected and yet so gorgeous.

Henrietta Hassinen said...

They really are gorgeous, wish I had those in my garden.

GardenGirl said...

I need that color For my garden! I love it! Thanks for visiting, up to my elbows in wedding flowers! ;)

Fishtail Cottage said...

beautiful photo's Donna! love the color! Thank you so much for linking up to the Garden Party this week! xoox, tracie

LeAnne said...

What a lovely luminous green! Thanks for sharing with us at Flower Art Friday! :)

anastasia said...

they are really jewel!
marvelous colour!

guild-rez said...

Lovely picture of very nice green coneflowers. The colour is very unusual. Have to buy one for our garden:)
Thank you for sharing,
Gisela.

Maria Sy said...

Stunning!

My entry.

Birgitta said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love your photos!

Carver said...

The green coneflowers are very beautiful.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely shots of the green coneflower. They are beautiful. Happy Sunday!

Candy C. said...

I have never seen the green coneflowers before, they are beautiful! Love the edits you chose! :)

DeniseinVA said...

I have never seen a green coneflower before. Your photos show that it is a real beauty. Great shots!

teri said...

Coming in from Flower Art Friday- your images are gorgeous.

Beth said...

Wow, what a fabulously beautiful coneflower! Mine are all purple, and white - I would like to get some of the special ones like yours next year.

Cynthia said...

Just beautiful pictures. I have never seen a green coneflower before in my area. Love it.

Cynthia

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