Echium can be annuals, biennials, evergreen perennials or shrubs, with simple, coarsely hairy leaves and funnel-shaped flowers borne in panicles or dense spikes in summer. They look quite dramatic in a walled garden border or a courtyard garden.

E = echiums

The header image is from the Carmel Mission in CaliforniaΒ click the link to read more about the gardens there.



25 thoughts on “E is for Echium

    1. If you click on the link in the post you will see more lovely pictures from this place – in Carmel – maybe worth a drive whilst you are still looking for your home? πŸ˜‰


        1. Just a visit. Stayed nearby the first time, but missed the Mission (closed) 2nd time was staying in Santa Clara and I just had to go back there πŸ™‚


      1. Oh dear, the well done was for:
        Enchanting, Endearing, Eclectic, Entertaining, Emotional. Expressive! πŸ™‚

        And of, course, I totally agree, the photo is truly awesome, what a great moody capture, Jude.
        Hope you’re enjoying your weekend.
        Love from Cley – I should have left a few days ago, but the aviation strike in Germany forced me to prolong my holiday…
        Dina xo


  1. I should have known that building was in Carmel. That whole picture breathes the atmosphere of my wanderings through the residential streets many years ago. What a magical photo.


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