The Obsessive Goodness Is Spreading
OR I could just show more pictures!
This is lychnis. It has beautiful fuzzy silvery leaves, and the flowers aren't half bad either!
Another silvery beauty in my garden is "Looking Glass" brunnera. It is a great brightener for shady areas. It has flowers similar to forget-me-nots, but it is the foliage that I love.
This morning even MORE of the hibiscus were blooming. I loved this shot since it includes the full bloom with the funky pistil and stamen, a fully closed bud, a not yet ready to open bud all sweetly curled up in the calyx, the underside of a flower which gives a view of how the calyx hugs and supports the huge corolla, a just blooming flower, a waning flower, and the leaves. A great botanical study.
And last, but not least, my Tiffany tea rose finally bloomed. It is as beautiful as I had hoped it would be and it smells nice too. I am sad to say that this is the only Menards tea rose that made it, but I am still happy because this is the one that I really wanted anyway!