Globe Thistle, Echinops
It's high summer in
Central New York

August 4, 2006

The most dominant flowers blooming are the phlox, purple coneflowers, and globe thistle.

GlobeThistle with purple coneflower, and butter and eggs
The yellow flower above is butter and eggs.

When they are in bud, the globe flowers are prickly.

Then each point spits out a flower.
Bees love it.  

Eventually the entire ball is flowers.
This plant shows various stages, including the biggest one getting closer to setting seed.
The seeds spread easily.  They are easy to identify and to pull from the garden if they get pesty.  (You just have to wear gloves.)


Echinops ritro 


Soil Type - Well drained, sandy loam
Soil ph - Neutral
Water - Tolerates dry conditions
Light - Full sun


Height - up to 6 ft.
Time of bloom - July - August
Flower colors - purple, lilac
Propagation - division, seed
Transplants - fair

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This has been a spring and summer of getting around. 2005

You can see those pictures:
We're off to Maine for a week of pictures and lobster!  Day 5
The New York State Fair - lots of chickens and other animals.
A search for Rexford Falls and finding the Sherburne Historic District.
Antique Firetrucks in Liverpool.
Balloons at the Spiedie Fest.
A trip to Utica to see Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum and Fountain Elms
We rented a canoe at Nathaniel Cole Park.

A visit to Hanford Mills and the Lumberjack Show
Hancock Shaker Village.
A trip to Pixley Falls and Delta Lake.
We watched them set up the Big Top at the Circus
We went to the Utica Zoo
Then we went to the Syracuse Zoo
Wickwire House in Cortland
A trip to babysit the grandkids
A visit to Boston to see a Red Sox Game
Drive through Edmeston area to see the animals
Ithaca Herbert F. Johnson museum trip
And there are lots of pictures of our trip out west.

 travel to Texas
Texas Day 1 San Antonio to Pearsall
Texas Day 2 Pearsall to Laredo
Texas Day 3 Laredo to Brownsville
Texas Day 4 South Padre Island

Texas Signs amused us
More signs.

Art Museum at Vassar

Hot adventures
from other summers:

Chittenango Falls
Fort Stanwix

Other interests: 


Leslie designed a webpage for:
Stride of Central New York

Animals hummingbirds  2
robin baby

Gray Fox

Insects  - moth pictures - polyphemus

Hummingbird Moth  1  2
Butterflies, etc.

October Snow
Oxford House
Tree Disaster
In Autumn    Before/After Exterior

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park  2

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Published 8/4/06
Photos by Leslie