I was out of the yard a few weekends due to a multitude of factors,
not the least of which was an aggravating case of plantar fasciitis,
making stooping in the garden less than pleasant.
At any rate, picture #1 shows what happens around here if you turn your back for a second.
My cute oxalis is being overwhelmed by weeds! Let's just say, he's not the only one...
How do those darned weeds thrive so well in our heat wave?? Exasperating.
But there are a few tough perennials which are doing fine in my shady woodland.
#2 is gentiana clausa, a bottle gentian. It usually blooms into October.
#3 is cyclamen hederifolia. Just starting to come up. They're leafless flower stems now.
Foliage will come up later this fall and will persist through winter, before going dormant next spring.
I like having some contrarians in the garden!