Echinacea Clean Up: Bundling Cones Flower Seed heads for the Goldfinches

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Echinacea Clean Up

By clintbrown
August 18, 2015

If you don't like the appearance of your Echinacea seedheads in late summer and early fall, you can still tidy up their appearance and feed the goldfinches and other birds as well. To clean up, I wait until the stalk just below the seedheads turns brown/black. Cut the stalks and bundle like a bouquet and tie to the base of a pole or small tree. I do this so the finches can have the seeds, and it looks neater. The base of a shepherd's hook that holds your birdfeeders is an excellent spot to tie your seed bouquet.

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rodlindam
Sep 22, 2015 8:42 AM CST
This is a great idea! The Goldfinches have been enjoying the seed heads from my Cone Flowers - this is the first year that I have actually seen the birds in our yard. I was so excited when I saw them. They have been in a front garden, as well as a back garden! I really like the idea of bundling the seed heads & will use your suggestion!!

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