A very satisfactory wild aster that appeared in my garden several years ago. No doubt, I'm contributing to its spread by leaving the little seed heads on and not cutting it back.
This is a Ligularia dentata that self-seeded. Unlike the original, it doesn't appear to need as much water. In the shade, it can be difficult to find flowers to attract butterflies. However, its orangey-yellow flowers are always covered with Monarchs and bees late in the summer.
Here's a little bamboo that stays green in the winter here. I'm impressed with anything so tropical looking that stands up to snow.
A little Anemone cylindrica that appears to have completely lost its mind.
Mahonia repens - it really enjoyed its wet summer.
The promise of flowers to come.
Cornus Xmaslightsia - alas, it has lost its hue of blue over the weekend.
This is what I found on Friday....a little bud.
Looks that much bigger without the snow around it today.
And, just because it's fun to compare - here's what it looked like at 3:00 today. Shooting at a full open aperture & 1/60 of a second....you know it looks much brighter in the shot, you're probably wondering why I'm whinging about the dark.