Achillea ‘Summer Pastels’ should be called sunset colors if you ask me. They start out deep saturated tones of pink, yellow, and peach. Over time they gradually fade to washed out versions of their former glory. I was happily surprised to see the yellow blooms next to this hot pink yesterday.
I took this photo of Echinacea ‘Sundown’ last night in the Arbor Garden. The sunset colors in the furled petals is striking against the black background. There are about 3 blooms ready to burst open on this new addition. Last fall I planted two new coneflowers from the Big Sky Series which also included Echinacea ‘Harvest Moon’. It is planted out front in the border bed. Unfortunately it isn’t quite this far along in the bloom stage yet.
When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator. ~Mohandas Gandhi