Several weeks ago, Kara and I went to the Evergreen Garden Club's plant sale in Van Wert. I only bought a couple of things, one being a rose-colored Chinese Forget-Me-Not. Hmmmmm..... Mom and I neither one had ever heard of this, but there are a LOT of flowers we've never heard of. So, for two dollars, I bought one.
I didn't think the foliage looked anything like any of the Forget-me-nots I've got or have ever seen before, but being that it was rose-colored made it unusual anyway. Maybe it had unusual foliage, too.
Well, that rose-colored Chinese Forget-Me-Not bloomed this week. I guess it either forgot what it was supposed to be or it changed its mind, because now it's a Yellow Prairie Coneflower (Ratibida columnifera).
That's okay with me, though, because my Mexican Hats (Ratibida columnifera ) that I've had for the last two years deserted me over the winter. This one isn't as colorful as the ones I had before (--->), but I still like it.
Monday, June 11, 2007