Coneflowers: Bring Healing Properties into the Garden

coneflowerConeflowers, or Echinacea, bring a smile to my face every time I walk into my garden.

In the language of flowers, this perennial plant is associated with beauty and strength. And it is powerful–it is a natural form of an antibiotic. It is commonly used to fight colds and other upper respiratory infections. It might also help chronic fatigue syndrome and migraines.

How to Grow

  • Pick a sunny spot in your garden.
  • Dig a hole as twice as big as the root ball.
  • Mix fertilizer into the dirt.
  • Place the plant into the hole, taking care that the top of the root ball is just beneath the soil.
  • Cover with soil and water.

Benefits of Coneflowers

  • Strong medicinal uses
  • Easy to care for
  • Excellent cut flowers
  • Drought tolerant

Best of all, coneflowers come in a variety of colors and add a touch of beauty to any garden.

Happy Gardening!

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