"I'll send down plenty of rain in season -
showers of blessing!"
The garden was refreshed today with rain showers, so needed after several days of scorching heat. Aah - what relief !
I love to wander along this perennial garden bed in the quietness of a new day, coffee in one hand and the other hand free to examine a blossom or to pinch off a spent bloom. It was seven years ago that I designed this long, curved bed, planted in shades of pink and blue with lots of white scattered here and there. It's been fun experimenting with different plants, some replaced with a more exciting finds after pouring through gardening books during the winter months. I feared for the roses this year as the winter frost appeared to have taken it's toll, but after a severe pruning they surprised me with prolific blooms. Here are a few of my favourite pics for this week, and in time I will share some more.
Peeking through the garden gate.
Shasta Daisies nod their heads southward,
towards the pathway of the sun.
Sexy Rexy Roses making a showy statement.
Tiny Margarite Daisies nestled in a pot
to provide continuous colour all summer.
Delicate Poppies are always a nice surprise as to where they might pop up.
Feverfew adds a splash of sunshine!
Cornflowers shyly make their appearance for a very brief stay.
Monarda Bee Balm reaches out to attract a bee or butterfly.
Annual Cosmos fill in the gaps.
Today's rain showers were a blessing to the garden, and I am blessed day after day as I putter amongst my flowers, uniquely designed by an awesome Creator.
" Keep your face upturned to HIM,
as the flowers do to the sun
Look, and your soul shall love and grow."
Hannah Whitall Smith