Although these are not abloom in my garden right now, this beautiful red flower is a Mimulus also known as a Monkey Flower because it is said to resemble the grinning face of a monkey. (Personally, I don’t see it). It gives bright colorful blooms that are great in hanging baskets and containers. These flowers are very attractive to butterflies. They like partial sun or shade and prefer consistent moisture and rich soil. They grow 10-12 inches tall. They can also be used as a houseplant or brought inside before the first frost. I love this photo, I only wish I could say these were outside my window thriving, no such luck in November in upstate New York…. not until next year anyway.
~”Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.” ~John Ruskin
To me, red never gets old!
~”Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning”. ~Lydia M. Child
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