Monday, June 15, 2015
One Bloomin' Season - A Very WET Week Five
As I sit here preparing this post, it is still raining. I guess that brief spot of sun I saw earlier was just my imagination. My weekly picture of the garden entrance will be substituted with one of the view from the kitchen door, under the roof overhang, keeping me dry.
My climber 'Blaze' is in bloom, below, though it is still pretty short after the winter-kill was removed.
And the beautiful 'Bonica' is also blooming.
My original peony plant has finally opened to a beautiful rose pink. The bloom will gradually fade to white, if the rain doesn't destroy it first.
Keeping with a 'pink' theme, I have spirea 'Little Princess'
and a really old spirea whose variety I no longer remember.
There is a large clump of Lady's mantle that I am sure is now flattened by the rain.
And last but not least, is a balloon flower that has gone wild in the past few years. I am literally pulling and tossing this, so if anyone in the area wants some, just give a shout. With all the rain, I had to take this photo this morning with the telephoto lens.
I did get out in the late afternoon to move some tall grasses and a Rose of Sharon to the area along the neighbor's ugly fence where I cut down all the invasive honeysuckle. When I put the shovel in the ground, water bubbled up. It is unbelievably wet out there. It is supposed to rain ALL week. Next Monday I may not have any new pictures to post except for puddles.