After six days of rain I was so glad to see the sun come out this morning. It was a beautiful day and I spent it outside. There was tons of stuff to do and see. It started off with watching two little yellow Finches doing a balancing act on my Allium multibulbosums which was amusing to say the least. By the time I ran in to get the camera they were gone of course. I wasn’t aware that ornamental onions attracted these tiny flyers. Anyhow many things are coming into bloom now and have grown like gangbusters with all this wet weather we’ve had lately. The Astilbes are such moisture lovers they are really looking their best right now. In fact all of the shade loving plants in my garden seem quite happy for the most part.
The Peonies survived the downpour this week (barely). Thank goodness for those grow-thru grids I keep over them, otherwise I would have had a sad state of affairs to clean up. My pass-a-long plant that I moved last fall has the first bud ready to open. I’m thinking maybe it will tomorrow. Yay! It’s definitely pink and I’m wondering if it might be the Sarah Bernhardt which is a popular variety at the local stores.
So with the sun coming out it was time to catch up on some much needed tasks such as mowing the lawn which looked like it had grown 6″ in the past week. Then there was weeding, deadheading, and well you get the point. Some late risers that I spotted emerging from the soil were the Calla Lillies. This is another pass-a-long plant from my neighbor. I love this particular plant in the shady areas of my garden and spread it around generously last fall. The foliage is a nice deep green with white speckles and the blooms are a creamy white.
Believe it or not this is only one plant and yet it has this two toned looked with the pink & white with some of them being a bit of both. These have been coming up happily in Grandma’s garden bed for a few years now. Last of all I would like to wish everyone a Happy Mother’s Day weekend. 🙂