A year ago today I took a photo of a "trimmed" shrub in front of our home here. We do not take care of the outside of the condo, the association does that. Periodically the landscaping crew comes along and "trims" the shrubs. The gorgeous shrub covered with orange blooms was "trimmed" down to this sad remnant:
Growing shrubs, and much of nature for that matter, have wonderful abilities to heal and replenish themselves.
We were very happy to see how recovered this same shrub was when we came back this year.
Butterflies and hummingbirds love these blossoms! I hope it is left alone to bloom like this all winter. It's about as tall as I am, and is just resplendent. What a treat to look out our bedroom window and see this beauty!