It's Monday and cloudy after many sunny days. A little rain is freshening things up nicely--the best, most friendly kind of weather.
I feel badly for all of you in tornado-prone areas. Many are being battered with violent weather of one kind or another. Hopefully things will improve soon.
The garden is looking really nice right now. A few of the roses have begun blooming.
|Rosa 'William Baffin'|
|Rosa 'Jeanne LaJoie'|
|Rosa 'Rhapsody in Blue' with Phlox pilosa|
And a few of the hardy Geraniums are beginning to bloom as well.
|Geranium endresii 'Wargrave Pink'|
|Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Crystal Rose'|
|Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Karmina'|
And more random blooms:
|Pink-blooming California poppy (Eschscholzia californica)|
|Can you guess what these are?|
|They're the flowers under the leaves of this Podophyllum. Pretty cool, huh?|
|Progeny of Silene robotii 'Roly's Favorite'|
|My sister came to visit last week and gifted me with this charming, pink Celosia.|
I love it!
|Finally, my Rodgersia 'Bronze Peacock' finally decided to wake up and join the garden party.|
|'Fall Gold' Raspberries are alive and blooming in the raised bed.|
|Stipa gigantea on the right with a bowl of rocks waiting for placement.|
|There used to be a Vine maple growing here but sadly, it died.|
|The "Nursery" where baby plants are nurtured until I either give them away or plant them.|
|Compost bins way..... back there.|
|A few good plants|
|Last Friday I ventured to Eugene to visit Diana and Heather, two fabulous gardeners and terrific people.|
While Diana supplied me with two huge tomato plants and a few other plants,
Heather gave me this. I love my friends.