Thursday, May 21, 2015
Our sky the other day when I was trying to get some stuff planted.
Some of you might remember how much I moaned all winter and spring about all the rain and overcast days we had and are still having but I have to say all the plant life is loving it. I haven't seen all the green life so lush in a decade due to the state of drought our state has been in. I think that's been pretty much remedied this year, at least in my part of the state.
All the spring bloomers are done and the summer flowers are taking center stage. The altheas have always been reliable bloomers but this year only two of the nine shrubs are blooming and they are just covered with enormous blossoms, easily half again as big as last year. The other seven either have no blooms or just a few.
And the day lilies are sending up copious amounts of bloom stalks.
Lest you think they are all pink...
The elephant garlic get so tall they tend to fall over.
The purple coneflowers are putting on their display.
The walking iris will plant itself where it blooms as long as it's in the ground and not a pot on the patio.
The downside of all this rain is that the mosquitos also love it. It's nearly impossible to go out in the mornings and evenings without being swarmed.