Sometimes one good bloom is all you need. I could add the pictures of the chives that are blooming or the irises whose blooms were pummeled by the recent rains, but this monkey flower is all I need to make me happy on this cold December morning. A recent addition picked up at a local native plant sale. I was working that day and only had a few minutes to shop because the sale ended early and I got out to my lunch late. But, it didn’t take me long to select this lovely burgundy colored Monkey Flower. The color is a perfect addition to the new red and chartreuse bed I’ve been working on.