It happens every year on July 4th. Fireworks. In my garden. Lucifer Crocosmia in brilliant red explodes at my curb-side. Things I get to do today include rating July 4th displays.
This one gets Five Stars: 1) Quality--perfection in arrangement--not a petal out of place
2) Long lasting--the explosion started last week and will continue for at least two more weeks,
3) Intensity--one of the most vivid reds available
4) Beauty and Grace--unsurpassed.