Friday, August 10, 2012

Rain, rain don't go away...not just yet anyway!


Yesterday and today it rained. More rain is forecast for the early part of the weekend, but don't expect to hear any grumbling about miserable weekend weather from me. Just the opposite is true. I couldn't be happier! The garden needs the rain so desperately.  

Balloon Flowers peaking through the front fence.


Frans Hals, a great late blooming daylily.


Mid-summer Tiger Lilies.


Not everything is pretty. This poor Viburnum is pretty beat up.

This is one watering can that won't get any use for at least a couple of days.


Phlox


As you can see, my Rose of Sharon is still pretty tiny.

This is my favourite flower in the garden at the moment. I promise to find the plant tag and post its proper plant name by GBBD.

My hydrangeas have rallied quite nicely.




Thanks for the Lavatera seeds Marguerite!

Carefree Beauty Rose


There is just one little fellow who is a bit depressed that he can't go out and play.


Cheer up little buddy, the sun will be back in a couple of days.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

35 comments:

  1. Your garden is stunning! And so thankful for the rains, I'm sure. Enjoy them and have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Jennifer, your garden is similar mine! rain, rain, rain.. I love your Tiger lily, wonderful!

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  3. Oh the lushness of the northern garden...I have Zone envy!!...sigh

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  4. Thank goodness for refreshing rain. Even your hot colored summery sunny rudbeckia looks cooled off and quenched.

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  5. So glad the refreshing rain has reached you, your garden is looking wonderful in spite of not having much to drink lately.

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  6. Beautiful, beautiful photos!!!! Love the brilliant colors and the Hydrangeas!!!!

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  7. I love every single shot! The only adds to the beauty. Thanks so showing the Rose of Sharon bush. My mom had one, but I haven't seen a bush in a long time. The dogs are so cute, no matter what they do.

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  8. So glad you got some rain! Your garden looks beautiful! I bet the rudbeckia is stunning in person! I am anxiously awaiting bloom day so I'll know the name of that flower!

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  9. Yes! Finally ... I hope it rains eveyday from now on, lol!

    S
    xo

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  10. What gorgeous tiger lilies! I sadly lost the one tiger lily sproutling I got to a vole. You have some gorgeous looking plants! I, too, welcome any rain during this hot hot summer!

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  11. My viburnum looks pretty bad also, hope I don't lose it. Your plants look really fresh and I am going to make a note of that late blooming daylily, need some more of those.

    Eileen

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  12. Hurray for rain! We have been getting some the past few days too and I couldn't be happier. Rain in August...now that is something to celebrate!

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  13. Hey Jennifer! That RAIN DANCE you and I did last week must have worked :) Everything is looking lush and gorgeous in your garden. And I'm heading out to pull weeds - should be a cinch with nice soft, rain-soaked soil. Have a fun weekend!

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  14. Beautiful simply gorgeous photography!

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  15. No matter how much you water with a hose or can it doesn't beat proper ground-soaking rain.

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  16. Hydrangeas, phloxes and that Frans Hals are also blooming in our garden. It's quite cold here in Finland right now, about 12 Celcius.

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  17. Oh my goodness! That last picture of the doggies, one ear up, one ear down...so darn cute! We've been blessed with some welcome rain, too. Every day for a week we've had some. I would love to know what that frothy little blue plant is. I know I was on another blog recently and they had something similar and called it Rue. Not sure if it could be yours, too. What ever it is, it's a winner. I would love to have it, I hope it can take some shade!

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  18. Congratulations with the rain, you needed it. We are happy with a few dry days now. You have beautiful flowers in your garden, the photos of Rudbeckia and tiger Lilies are stunning. But the dogs are great fun, I adore them.
    Have a nice weekend,
    Janneke

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  19. Jen girl I was SO HAPPY to see how well soaked we were last night and it does say more rain in the forecast .. fingers crossed they are right this time once again ? The Black Eyed Susans have been the only pop of colour right now .. oops, yes my Balloon flowers are too .. maybe a few others but those Susans really POP !
    Is that little guy one of your dogs ? the one ear up and one down is just too sweet !!
    Your garden is looking really good girl .. the white picket fence always makes me smile : )
    Joy

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    1. Joy, The littlest member of our doggie family is Mater and he is my daughter-in-laws dog. He is about a year old now. The upright ear on one side of Mater's head is from his Corgi genes and the flopped ear on the other side is from the Schnauzer side of his parentage. The bit in between is still a mystery.

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  20. I have been doing the happy rain dance too - its been so hot and dry this summer! The frothy blue mystery plant looks to me like Nepeta Blue Cloud - I have ten of them in a border and adore the way they soften the edges...they also held up quite well during this summer's drought

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  21. The plants and flowers look so clean and cheerful in the rain. Even the birds that visit the feeder look clean and fresh. It's rained here for the past few days. A think a sunny day is in store for us today.

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  22. Wow! Some great photos! Love the doggies!

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  23. I'm impresssed. Piękne fotografie. Greetings from Poland

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  24. Happy plants with the raindrops!! Love seeing your blooms and your puppies. Hope the rain continued for you.

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  25. We share weather and opinion. I wish it would have stuck around longer. It was too light and too brief to do much here, but we did have the downpour too. Your images are lovely as always. Same with your garden.

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  26. Beautiful blooms Jennifer! So glad you all got some good rain! We are waiting for some more here...Great photos!

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  27. I'm so glad it rained!! We've had some rain, too. My rain barrels are full! Hooray! Love your long swath of rudbeckia. My front butterfly garden was inspired all those beautiful images of your front garden!!! I've already bought some of the salvia when I saw a good deal at a local store. I just hope mine is as beautiful as yours. :o)

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  28. Your photography as always is outstanding. I feel as though I could reach into the screen and touch each water droplet

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  29. divine macro shots of dreamy flowers, gorgeous dogs - where have you been all my (blogging) life? lol - love your blog, love this post, hope the rain continues.

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    1. Thanks Catmint! I am glad to get to know you too!

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  30. What beautiful photos of your gardens! Love the close up shots.
    Debbie :)

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  31. Fantastic collection of photographs, flowers are sensational. I am greeting

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  32. Lucky you with the rain! I can almost smell it through your photos. Very nice pics. Love the hydrangeas and your dogs are adorable.

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