Then there are these amazing flowers in early Spring , these pictures are from April 2008. This is supposed to be an ordinary, standard cultivar, but I find the flowers stunning and there is nothing ordinary about this plant .. it stays fresh and green all season in my garden and that is mind boggling in my books and garden zone with cold .. heat and humidity and a too easy going gardener with the water wand ?
It even flowers intermittently during the summer with a few beautiful faces .. even though they are turned downward that colour is gorgeous !
I want to get more of these wonderful plants .. I think there are cultivars that have been bred for the flowers to turn upwards .. I have to have one !!!!
Now for the "hell -cats" ... OK .. I know .. enough of those damn cats woman .. can you tell I am in garden denial ? that I can't actually work up the steam to find some interesting garden pictures ? .. that I use my cats shamelessly ???