Rain is a good thing.
|Raindrops cling to the lovely lilies.|
|Stella D'Oro are the first day lilies to bloom. Nepeta "Walker's Low" is in the background.|
Rain is a reason to rejoice. It makes me smile and perhaps hum a little song, but my celebration is mild compared to what's going on in the garden. Every plant, yes even the weeds, are drinking deeply and exploding in new growth and bloom.
|A few roses continue to bloom.|
Rainy days and Mondays always make me....smile.
When its raining hard, of course the gardener should remain inside with the above mentioned rejoicing and humming being fine activities for such a time. Should the rain lessen to a mere drizzle or even halt for a few minutes, remaining inside is no longer an option.
|This clematis wasn't really happy until I moved it to a new location.|
While care should be used not to walk on rain soaked garden soil and thus damage it by compaction there are still activities to engage in. First of all a stroll around the garden to check things out is in order. The plants are happy, of course, but some of the flowers may have lost their petals and some of the seedlings may have been beaten down. This is a small price to pay.
|Campanula, or Bellflower have a vibrant bloom.|
|Shasta daisies always seem cheerful|
|Love this sedum and plant it everywhere. Yellow blossoms are a nice bonus.|
|In the vegetable garden tomato plants get larger each day.|
Yes, I love a rainy day, but I love sunny days, too. Thank God for both!
|My flower garden would not be complete without Allium,Christophii.|
|Elderberry bushes grow where they choose and that's okay. The lovely flowers are worth it and according to some, the berries have great health benefits.|
Feverfew, Tanacetum parthenium, have hundreds of tiny daisy flowers.
|One last rose on the Heritage, a David Autin Rose bush.|