An older PhotoShopped image I did a couple years ago. I lost the Nigella, but I still have the image.
This is one of my latest PhotoShopped images. The poor rose is one that was given to Elly when we lived in Cortland as a gift from a mother she helped deliver. I abused it there, moved it here, and have continued to abuse it. Wherever I put it, it always gets smothered by neighboring perennials, and it’s never gotten more than a foot high nor had more than a couple stems. But every now and then, I’ll notice it’s struggled to put out a flower or two, and they’re really nice.
I generally grow cannas for their foliage, but the flowers on these are pretty nice too. They’re in containers this year (including a big, heavy concrete/hypertufa one I made last year to resist blowing over), but plan to put most of them in a bed next to the water garden next year where they should stay nice and wet without watering them every day or so.