Jagged Edges & Shooting Stars

                                                                                                                                                             Here are a few of the things poking up in my yard today.

 These Ligularia have edges so crisp that it looks like someone cut them with a pinking shears.


These tightly bunched, shiny leaves belong to the kirengeshoma palmata, sometimes called Yellow Wax Bells.  They like partial shade and get astonishingly large(shrub-sized) for something that starts from the ground up every year.  photo

photoShooting Stars are pointed rather that jagged, but I couldn’t resist adding them because they are so pretty.  Really, life is too short not to have beauties like these in it.  If you have a garden, make room for Shooting Stars. They even come in pink.

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