This photo is for my friend Jess, who loves freesias and is jealous because I have them in the garden. But I'm jealous she can grow peonies so I guess it all evens out. These are the survivors of the Great Onion Weed Purge of '09. I must get some new bulbs in to replace the lost ones!
Growing up in Canada mandarins came in boxes, wrapped in green tissue paper. It still astounds me that they also grow in my garden.
We bought a couple of these little chrysanthemums a few years ago and were very disappointed when they died out half-way through summer. But then the next spring up came a bunch of new ones, and again this spring. I think they might be taking over the garden but they do it so prettily I think we'll let them. For awhile.