These spider lilies grow wild around here, but mine came from family friend Lynn Clark. They took two years to flower and I was sure the squirrels had gotten them! It's really neat to see these thick stems rise out of the ground with no foliage.
The two sedum above were gifts from a garden blogging friend, KMG. She sent me a great variety in late June, and they are already blooming!
This is a pass-along from my mom. She calls it Ginger Lily and a friend calls it a Canna. I don't know what it is, but it is beautiful and care-free.
Last but not least, nasturtiums started from seed ages ago are blooming! Apparently these do better in the middle of the vegetable garden than in a pot - at least at my house, where pots tend to get neglected.
Have a great week!