It was chilly & the rains were back. With the soil moist it was a good time to dig & destroy dandelions. It’s my ongoing mission, to keep the flower beds free. A depressing mission really, because it’s a task that’ll never be done. Regardless, and especially on wet days, I persevere.
On this one wet day I received a delightful reward. A toad lily bloom.
A flower in October! Woo Hoo! I knelt beside it to get a closer look. The poor little thing is so tiny & delicate – – but so pretty!
The starter plant wasn’t substantial when I got it from MT of the View Royal Garden Club during a garden tour in July. I’d marked it carefully hoping not to weeded it out by mistake. It had grown a little.
Now there was sign that deer enjoyed it too. Little nibbles showed where more blooms would’ve been. Obviously I hadn’t been as attentive as the deer. Thankfully they’d left this bloom for me to admire.
Happily, the flower has lasted well over a month. I’m looking forward to watching this perennial establish. It’s such a nice part of the autumn garden.
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