One of the more interesting June blooms here
at Butternut Gardens is Red Hot Poker, or
Kniphofia. It comes in several varieties, not all
red, in spite of their name.
They range from red to orange to yellow, and some are multi-colored. Their bright colors are fun to work with. Last year, one of my DIYers found the Red Hot Pokers particularly useful for the Fiesta theme which also featured potted succulents.
Last year I made the first cuts on June 10 and
followed up with 497 more, while still leaving
a number in the field. So, here's to a speedy return of the Red Hot Pokers, somewhere around 120 days from today.