My friend Rick is an avid gardener. As I drove past his house on the East End of Charleston a few years ago he called me to the yard and ran about with a spade asking, “Do you want this? What about some of this? These are great….oh, and these!”
I had just moved into a new house with a rather “Lowe’s Home Improvement Center” feel to the landscape. I was chomping at the bit to bring heirloom perennials, herbs, ornamental specimen trees and pass-along plants to the space — the spontaneous encounter with Rick was perfect.
So this little guy has hung in there for 5 years, but has never done much more than poke out of the earth in the spring to say hello. I had no idea it even could flower……and yet here we go. Delicate, nearly hair-width stalks with tiny yellow buds. Lovely.