You may remember I talked about plants that I purchase and treat as annuals, including this 'Cherry Brandy' rudbeckia. THIS is why I buy this plant every year if need be--look at that colour. Nothing else quite like it.
Amazingly, all the buddleia I had planted in my garden last year survived the winter, probably thanks to the six foot snowdrift on top of that garden. Thus encouraged, I bought two more this year, including this gorgeous 'Bicolour' which I found last week at Ouest-ville Perennials. As the clusters of flowers open, you can really see a difference in the individual florets--younger ones don't have as much gold-orange. It's striking and beautiful.
Much more after the jump.
You may not see this plant very often, but you can grow it from seed. It's called flower of an hour, Hibiscus trionum. It has greenish-white petals with a deep burgundy, almost black, heart. I collected some seedheads last week and tossed some of the seed around the garden, saving the rest for next spring. I was so glad to find it.friend Allan Lynch, whose Mum loved it and who also lets it grow around his yard. It's simple and beautiful. I need to get the white one to go with it, however.
This is a funny little rose developed by a guy down in Hants county. I am liking it very much because it flowers like gangbusters, and the flowers chance colour as they age. They're not huge flowers, but they're eyecatching, and it's a rebloomer to boot.
So that's just a very little of what caught my eye this morning. What's catching yours in your garden?