It grew on the rock wall in front of my grandmother's yard. Behind it lived the mysterious faeries and gnomes who flavored my bedtime stories. I learned early that it was called Ivy, and my aunt had been named for it. I left treasures as gifts for the little people who lived there, the feather of a blue bird, a tiny marble of red glass, and an occasional cookie. I watched closely for any signs of movement.
Lupinus. This genus of almost 600 species is found worldwide. These members of the Legume family are beautiful additions to any perennial garden. In my opinion, they are one of the most beautiful perennials grown.