a couple of flowers from last summer. one is a rose of sharon. it is similar to hibiscus. it is hardy here. though not particularly long lived. it grows into a fair sized shrub and after a few years is covered with flowers. they drop plenty of seeds to replace the parent plant which after not too many years fades away. they are pretty while they last. if you don’t mind weeding or cutting away lots of seed pods. now the daylily is one called Ruffled Strawberry Parfait. the ruffles have some pointy teeth. it is pretty enough. who knows i might even keep it in spite of trying to fill up the yard with spidery and unusual form daylilies with flowing petals.