The sad thing is Josh and I bought tons of mums and coneflowers to put in this weekend for fall color and to get them established before winter. It's pretty amazing all the colors that coneflowers come in now. Here are a few of my favs that we picked up:
This one reminds me of a sunset or a ripened peach skin. I believe it is called Big Sky Sundown. The one in the background is a sort of candy pink color that I also love.
This one is called Fatal Attraction. It's a very bright magenta color. In the background you can see some of our mums but we mostly got ones without blooms so we could enjoy them at their proper time. This one was the only exception since we both loved the color of the blooms and none were unblossomed right now.
I hope I'll feel well enough today to at least help with the planting. We also got tulip bulbs and giant onions to put in. They get large round puffball like blooms that are purple.Maegwin's are in Jojoland Melody. I bought two skeins to make socks for me and started knitting them only to find that the first 60 yards of one ball was a completely different colorway. I had to rip those but luckily it worked out great for a pair of baby socks.
I also finished a few pair of baby socks last week. One pair was for my co-worker's new baby, Emma. He asked if he could trade them in for a size up as she grows out of them. I thought, you know, that's not a half bad idea as Maegwin could then wear them. Re-use, right? Hers were in a sprinkle yarn dyed by my friend Gwen.