I have a friend and fellow gardener whose mind is filled to the brim with wonderful garden ideas and whose yard is filled to overflowing with amazing and unique plants. She tries to stay as native as possible or at least tries to stick to varieties that with thrive in our UP climate. She never fails to send me home with an idea or two and rarely sends me home without a new plant/plants from her garden (today it was verbena bonarienis). Today I also leave my friend's with a little bit of plant envy.
Geranium pratense "Midnight Reiter"
I made it home this evening after work to find near perfect lighting conditions in the gardens. It was a great opportunity to stop for a moment to enjoy the blooms and a chance to play with the manual setting on my camera.