Maryland Blogger: Coneflowers are blooming in Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Coneflowers are blooming in Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Coneflowers are blooming in Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland

 

If you take a photowalk through Kentlands, our home community within the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland, you will see many coneflowers in the home gardens. These photographs were taken in our back yard. The bees love coneflowers.

 

"Echinacea is a genus, or group of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family. The genus Echinacea has nine species, which are commonly called coneflowers. They are found only in eastern and central North America, where they grow in moist to dry prairies and open wooded areas. They have large, showy heads of composite flowers, blooming from early to late summer. The generic name is derived from the Greek word ἐχῖνος, meaning "hedgehog", due to the spiny central disk. These flowering plants and their parts have different uses. Some species are cultivated in gardens for their showy flowers. Echinacea purpurea is used in folk medicine. Two of the species, E. tennesseensis and E. laevigata, are listed in the United States as endangered species." - Wikipedia

 

Coneflower, Echinacea, Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5064 Canon PowerShot G11 Camera Photograph by Roy Kelley  Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Coneflower, Echinacea, Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5064
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

 

 

Coneflower, Echinacea, Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5062 Canon PowerShot G11 Camera Photograph by Roy Kelley  Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Coneflower, Echinacea, Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5062
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

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Comment balloon 19 commentsRoy Kelley • July 18 2018 07:05PM

Comments

I love the photos. Thank you for sharing. Have a good day 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 5 months ago

Good morning, Roy Kelley I've never heard the name Coneflower...it DOES look like daisy!

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 5 months ago

Hi Roy... are they always pink? For some reason I associate coneflowers with blue. (Then again, what do I know?)

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC) 5 months ago

Beautiful coneflowers, Roy.  Thanks for sharing these images on this Saturday morning.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 5 months ago

Roy, wonder why they are called coneflowers, as they are not shaped in a cone fashion.   Very pretty!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 5 months ago

Good morning Roy. Always enjoy your photographs. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 5 months ago

You always capture such vibrant colors!  I hope that your weekend will be enjoyed my friend!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 5 months ago

Good morning Roy. Your cone flowers are just lovely. I think I will get some.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 5 months ago

Such a pretty variety of flower Roy. You captured the perfect shots of it!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 5 months ago

Thank you, Roy, great picture again. You always find the best! 

Posted by Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931 (SIB Realty) 5 months ago

Good morning Roy - yes I have seen them and never thought about the whole story behind them.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 5 months ago

HI Roy Kelley - Those pictures bring out the lovely detail of that flower. Great job!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 5 months ago

Roy,

These coneflowers are gorgeous and I love the color.  I remember admiring them when we were back east during the summer.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 5 months ago

I haven't seen coneflowers up close and personal for quite some time now.  I once worked at a company which had a large garden bed full of them.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 5 months ago

Thank you very much for your comments, It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 5 months ago

Nina Hollander 

Today you can find coneflowers in many shades, including cherry redgoldrose pinkcoral and tangerine orange. Bicolor beauty abounds, as well. Look for orange and gold blends on 'FlameThrower' coneflower or rose and orange tones in 'Big Sky Summer Sky' coneflower.

Coneflowers: Colorful New Varieties | HGTV

https://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/flowers-and-plants/.../cool-and-colorful-coneflowers
Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 5 months ago

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Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 5 months ago

Such a pretty flower, Roy. They resemble a daisy and when I see them in yellow I get confused.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 5 months ago

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