Let me introduce you to the current star of my garden.
I only have one (they are rather expensive. $15-$25 for a normal size perennial. While I frequently spend more than that on my garden, I find it's much easier to purchase $25 worth of vegetables than one flower. The one I have was a gift. I sure do wish people in my life would gift me more of these flowers. Someday I will have a yard full of these)
Deer WILL NOT EAT THESE!!!
They are also known as a "Christmas Rose" or a "Lenten Rose" depending on where you live. Where I live it would be known as a "Lenten Rose." YES, this beauty is blooming in my yard RIGHT NOW!
Nothing else is.
There are tons of blooms on it and the blooms last a long time.
I think of these flowers as unearthly beautiful and wonder how a seed geranium and hellebore can both even be called flower??? I have a special fondness for any flowers with green in them. I also love Bells of Ireland and Envy Zinnia. I grow Envy almost every year but I've never mastered Bells of Ireland.
They come in a gorgeous array of colors.
Seriously, do these not look fake!!! These are almost too beautiful to look at.
The color of my flowers remind me of a delicate filmy flowy dress that I would love to wear. Something 20's
style with a hat with a large brim, possibly on a date with Adam.
Unfortunately I don't look good in "flowy", look washed out in light pink and green, can't think of anywhere that I would need to wear a hat & Adam is 126 years old now.
Oh well, at least I can enjoy the colors in my garden.