|These noID lilies were received as a gift with purchase years ago. Other lilies I've tried die out within a year or two but this one comes back reliably year after year.|
|By definition, daylilies don't last more than a day but some of them produce one flower after another. Hemerocallis 'Elizabeth Salter' hasn't been so accommodating in the past but she's looking more robust this year.|
|This is Hemerocallis 'Joan Senior', which I originally received as a gift with purchase. I liked it so much that I bought two more plants last year. The flower fades to near white.|
|I planted bulbs of Triteleia 'Queen Fabiola' two years ago. They never hang around long and they're largely hidden under tall shrubs but they're so pretty - and blue! - I'm left wondering why I haven't planted more.|
|I'd given up thinking that the drumstick Alliums (Allium sphaerocephalon) were going to show up for a third year in a row when a handful did. I'd forgotten that these were late bloomers.|
Some plants have already given up the fight.
|This Kniphofia looked much better a few days ago when I first noticed it. This morning it was simply sad. It seems something commonly known as a "red hot poker" should hold up better to the heat than it did.|
|My favorite scented noID rose took its time to bloom and then got singed|
|Can I hope for any better for Rosa 'Lady Emma Hamilton'? Won during a raffle at a prior Garden Bloggers' Fling, she hasn't proven to be very tough here and, thus far, only offers we one flower at a time.|
While some things don't hang around anywhere near as long as I'd like, others seem to hang on forever.
|This dead mimosa tree (Albizia julibrissin) branch has been hanging here, well out of reach above the steepest part of our back slope, for more than a week. Even several days of high winds haven't managed to jostle it into falling.|
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