Rainy Sunday Gardening

Stewartia pseudocamellia.

It’s a rainy Sunday morning in my part of North Carolina. It looks to be pretty much rainy the next few days. That’s ok with me, the more water that nature provides for my garden, the less I have to. Plus, my rain barrels fill up, irritating pollen gets washed away, and I get to take pictures of raindrops on my flowers (which I just came inside from doing). There’s something about rainy day plants that look fresh, satiated, and lush.

The rain won’t keep me out of my garden today. I’ll get back outside; there are still a few plants that I need to get in the ground before summer’s oppressive heat is here to stay. However, I also have lots of books, coffee, and four cats that will be awaiting me when I come in for the afternoon.
Here’s a few of the raindrop photos:

All photos my garden May 29, 2016.

Top to bottom, left to right
Punicum granatum ‘Nana’ (dwarf pomegranate)
Alstroemeria leaf                                                         Hydrangea ‘Pia’
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Sister Therese’              Zinnia State Fair Mix
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Nigra’                               Hydrangea mariesii
Eucomis comosa ‘Sparkling Burgundy’                 Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Sike’s Dwarf’
Hydrangea ‘Lady in Red’                                             Punicum granatum ‘Nana’
Stewartia pseudocamellia                                           Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Sister Therese’
Rose (cannot remember which!)                               Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Fuji Waterfall’

2 thoughts on “Rainy Sunday Gardening

  1. Thanks, Robin. I was an estate gardener for 14 years. The owner loved English gardens (and England) and it showed in her gardens. I naturally carried that same affinity into my own personal garden. Truly you have some amazing gardens there!


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