I was unfamiliar with Sedum until I noticed some coming up in a flower bed here three years ago. The light green buds open to pale pink flowers that darken in the weeks leading up to cold weather.
I stumbled upon this Black Diamond Red Hot crape myrtle at Lowe’s a few weeks ago and immediately knew I had to have it. I love the contrast between the bright red flowers and the almost black leaves. I can easily see this becoming one of my favorite plants.
My former neighbor gave me this Bluebird Rose of Sharon tree for my birthday earlier this year. Although the blooms are more purple than blue, it makes a nice addition to our landscape.
Another one of my favorites, the Surprise Lilies were out in full force a couple of weeks ago. Although the blooms don’t last long, they are always a treat when they seem to spring from the ground and bloom virtually overnight.