Love this little plant....it blooms rather inconspicuously at this time of year (well, if you can call magenta flowers inconspicuous) but it is its amazing seed pod that it is known for. Which of course I can't show you now, because it's just now flowering....well, you see the problem. Still I'm sure you're all familiar with it. It is apparently native to the Balkans and southwest Asia, but it has naturalized throughout the temperate world. And it is having a go beside the driveway in my yard, in
a small, fairly wild patch filled with rosa rugosa, snowberries, native goat's beard and a holly tree (ok, not so wild). And now this sweet thing is trying to bloom. It will have to fight off the deer, however, that are constantly pruning my unfenced front yard. (And I live in the city, honestly....deer, raccoons, rabbits....what next?!) Anyway I hope it makes it because I do love the seed pods. We'll see.
In the meantime, I snapped this shot this morning (loving my iPhone!!) and played with it in Photoshop. (Content from 2lil owls and Anna Aspnes)
Another beautiful sunny day. No complaints from this end!!! It's all good.
Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back.