A thunder storm rolled into Huttonville just before dawn.
To me, there is nothing more luxurious than lying snuggled under the covers, watching the flashes of light, and listening to the rain on the roof.
The dogs were less thrilled with the light show than I was though. Refusing to be comforted, Rusty nervously paced the floor. Buddy wouldn't stop barking, until he was invited up onto the safety of our bed. Scrap was cowering someplace unknown.
The arrival of rain was perfect. After days of sun, the garden was grateful.
At the moment, the garden is largely a sea of green. In amongst the green though, there is a scattering of blooms.
So, let's take a closer look:
The currant star of the front garden is the indigo colored 'Baptisia' and paler 'Blue Star'.
In the back garden, the bleeding hearts are almost finished.
At their feet, little white anemones and tiny yellow fumitory have come into bloom.
As you pass through the arbor, the first of the Siberian irises are in bloom.
In dappled shade, the main border is primarily green, but there are a few things starting to flower.
The bees are loving the tiny burgundy geraniums.
I have found that many perennial geraniums put up with less than ideal sunlight.
I planted this shrub in the days long before I ever thought of garden blogging and have lost the plant tag. I believe it is a a variety of Viburnum.
This is Blacksnake Root, which self-seeds in the shade. It has beautiful fern-like
foliage that is burgundy in color.
The color purple is everywhere in the back garden. Dam'e Rocket is a biennal that has self-seeded itself throughout the garden. After it flowers, I leave just enough to reseed the garden for next spring. I rip the rest out, as the plants are prone to mildew.
With most of the work being confined to weekends, the new vegetable beds are progressing slowly. I hope to have a progress report shortly. ( I think this post is already way too long anyway!)
For today, I end with one final picture of new favourite rose. I look forward to seeing what is blooming in you gardens.