This guy is awesome!!! The scent is so strong and lovely. I can smell it 20' away. This is my first iris.
I purchased the wrong Echinacea. This is 'Double Decker', a Frankenstein of the plant world, I think. I wanted 'Merlot'. I don't know how I put the one I wanted down and walked out with this Doppleganger. I do this sometimes with canned goods in the grocery store, too.
I wanted 2 cans of garbanzo beans. I come home with one garbanzo bean and one thing I totally don't need, don't like, and will never eat!!! WHY????
This is Oriental Poppy, 'Brilliant'. I have never seen it bloom and went out to rip it out. It has been there 3 years and I wanted the space for something more fabulous than these hairy leaves every year. Lo and behold! (no poppy was harmed in the making of this blog post)
If you ever get the opportunity to plant the Viola 'Beaconsfield', please do so. You will never regret it.