The Bloom Book: Darby Creek's Flower Blog

Bloom of the Week: Coneflower

Coneflowers are members of the daisy family. Coneflower is actually a nickname for the more formal Echinacea. These Echinacea are tough little flowers that draw butterflies, bees and birds to gardens! 

This bloom is native to America, specifically to the eastern United States. It grows to be between two to four feet high and...

Bloom of the Week: Pumpkin Flower

Pumpkin flowers are large orange or yellow-colored blooms that grow on long vines and produce pumpkins! On the standard ready-for-fall growing schedule, these flowers begin to bloom mid-June to early July. Healthy vines produce flowers from this time until the first frost...

Bloom of the Week: Rosehip

Rosehips, also known as rose hips, are the fruit of the rose. They can be found just below the petals on roses and contain the seeds of the rose plant. They are typically red to orange in color but can sometimes be purple or almost black in some species.

These seed holding pods begin to form after successful pollination occurs.The flowers are...