The glads were here, growing alongside the garage, when we moved in seventeen years ago. Although we have tried to remove them and plant other flowers, they return year after year. This year, volunteer gladioli appeared on the other side of the house in our perennial garden, a fitting place for them. I think we’ll leave them there.
Also known as purple cone flower, echinacea is unique to central and eastern North America and is believed to stimulate the immune system and ward off infections. We planted it in our perennial garden because of its flowers.
One small dianthus plant with hot-pink-on-white flowers emerged in an area full of weeds. At least we think it is dianthus. If anyone knows differently, please let me know.