Photos of Mystery Plant - in full bloom below and in bud above so you can see the leaves.
Two fun topics while we wait for better weather.
One is a gardening blog called Garden Rant. The blog itself is always great fun and is especially entertaining today. A visiting writer rants about gardening experts that cause harm to gardens. Check it out at www.gardenrant.com
And second, for your cold spell entertainment, I'm giving away a gardening book to the first person who can identify the plant that is blooming in the dry bed. Enter by clicking on the "comment" link in the blog and letting me know what it is.