More drought damage – these Echinaceas should be in full bloom. Instead, most of the blossoms are stunted, petals a third their normal length. On others, the entire flower head has died off – at least the plant itself is not dead and if we continue to get a bit of rain these side flowers may bloom.
|healthy Joe Pye Weed|
|deadish Joe Pye Weed|
One of the saddest sites (along with the rudbeckia) is the Joe Pye Weed. It should be in full bloom right now. Instead, I have this: Again, the stalks at least are green so I’m hoping all is not lost for future years.