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.

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

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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˜‰

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      1. I was so dazzled by all the lovely flowers I completely missed the link on my time scroll through. Did you stay at Carmel Mission or just visit the gardens?

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      2. 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™‚

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      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

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  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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