A few years ago I read about Monty Don's book, "The Jewel Garden" in a British magazine and ordered it based on their review. I was not disappointed. I've read it twice and continue to drool over the pictures of the flowers in his and Sarah's garden which are as bright and sparkling as the jewelry they used to design.
But that's not how I garden. I tend to like a quieter palette but fall always seems to brings a last hurrah. Here are two of my jewels. The other current bloomers are all toad lilies.
To see what's blooming in other garden's, visit GBBD at May Dreams Gardens.