I have taken close up pics of these flowers before (playing with my macro!), but today, I know that this flower bed will be gone soon. Not only because of the weather....but, they have decided to eliminate this flower bed and replace it with evergreen trees! Most of the plants will be dug up and moved to another flower bed in the park. I have really enjoyed watching these flowers grow this season as I walk by them every day to ride "the wheels of death"!