Author: Jasmine Greene

Monday Macro: Echinacea Glow

I remember about 10 or so years ago (or maybe it was longer), echinacea was thrust into the spotlight because it helped reduce cold symptoms. I have a feeling most of the people who bought those pills probably had no idea the plants themselves were growing in their backyard! Of course, there aren’t enough clinical studies that prove its effectiveness, so it’s probably a good idea just to keep them in your garden for show. I love how contrasty the flower itself is. First, there’s the color – yellow/orange against the light pink of the petals. Then there’s the...

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