Did you know that peonies will grow at 10,000' elevation?
Mine are looking splendid.
Too bad they fade so quickly.
Sun Daisies (Osteospermum) aren't as flashy as the peonies,
but they've done well for me and bloom almost all summer.
This spring I added the variety
It's listed as "marginally hardy" for our area,
so we shall see. I don't know why this variety would be more tender.
I wintered over geraniums in the basement,
and they are doing well too.
The photo doesn't capture the color.
(Maybe I should say the photographer didn't capture the color)
They are somewhere between red, pink and purple.
Small victories, but victories nonetheless.